Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Veghte's research explores how capitalist democracies can effectively mitigate social inequality. He has published on issues related to Social Security, retirement security, Medicare, health insurance, social insurance, and housing policy. Veghte holds a Ph.D. in European intellectual history from the University of Chicago and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. He taught comparative social policy and comparative politics as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Bremen, Germany, until 2008, and served as a social policy consultant for the European Union. He is a member of National Academy of Social Insurance.