Jake Haselswerdt

Cohort 21 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Dr. Haselswerdt received his PhD from George Washington University. His research focuses on the politics of public policy in the United States. He is specifically interested in the political causes and consequences of policy choice and implementation in the substantive realms of health, social and tax policy.  These interests encompass several different strands of work spanning the study of institutions and behavior.  One deals with understanding the reasons for policy outcomes (e.g., why have some states chosen to cooperate with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act [ACA], while others have not?).  Another examines the political consequences of policy enactments and policy design choices (e.g, how has ACA implementation affected political engagement and participation? How does policy design shape the way the public thinks about that policy and the people who benefit from it?).  Recently, he began projects on the role of self-interest in attitudes about social policies like Medicare and student debt relief and on the potential of research on health outcomes to influence the policy process in other areas, like economic policy. Forthcoming. The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, “Who Lobbies the Lobbyists?  State Medicaid Bureaucrats’ Engagement in the Legislative Process.” (with Katharine Bradley) Forthcoming.  Journal of Public Policy, “Public Opinion, Policy Tools, and the Status Quo:  Evidence from a Survey Experiment.” (with Brandon Bartels). 2015. Political Research Quarterly 68(3): 607-621, “The Lifespan of a Tax Break: Comparing the Durability of Tax Expenditures and Spending Programs.” 2014. American Politics Research 42(5): 731-759 and "Hybrid Federalism, Partisan Politics, and Early Implementation of State Health Insurance Exchanges.” (with Elizabeth Rigby). 2013. Publius: The Journal of Federalism 43(3): 368-391.

Discipline: Political Science
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