Dr. Thomas R. Cusack

Portrait Foto Dr. Thomas R. Cusack (Foto: Nina Bonge)
Foto: Nina Bonge


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Former Staff Member of the Research Department

Research fields

Welfare State and Social Inequality
Comparative Political Economy and International Politics


Thomas Richard Cusack joined the WZB in 1978. He conducted research in a large number of the research areas within the WZB, including the Global Developments research group, the Global Modeling research group, the International Relations research group, and the research unit on Labor Markets and Employment. He also worked for the research unit on Social Change and Democratic Institutions, the research group Institutions, States and Markets, the unit Market Processes and Governance, and the research unit on Inequality and Social Integration and, finally, the research unit on Market Behavior. He left the WZB in 2014.

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Michigan.

B.A. and M.A. in Political Science, Temple University.

Selected Publications

Beramendi, Pablo/Cusack, Thomas R. (2009): "Diverse Disparaties. The Politics and Economics of Wage, Market, and Disposable Income Inequalities". In: Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 62, No. 2, S. 257-275.
Cusack, Thomas R./Iversen, Torben/Soskice, David (2007): "Economic Interests and the Origins of Electoral Systems". In: American Political Science Review, Vol. 101, No. 3, S. 373-391.
Cusack, Thomas R. (2007): "Sinking Budgets and Ballooning Prices. Recent Developments Connected to Military Spending". In: Francis G. Castles (Ed.): The Disappearing State?. Retrenchment Realities in the Age of Globalisation. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 103-132.

Cusack, Thomas R./Beramendi, Pablo (2006): "Taxing Work". In: European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 45, No. 1, S. 43-73.

Cusack, Thomas R./Iversen, Torben/Rehm, Philipp (2006): "Risks at Work: the Demand and Supply Sides of Government Redistribution". In: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Vol. 22, No. 3, S. 365-389.