PhD from George Washington University
The politics of policy
Jake Haselswerdt (Assistant Professor) has been with the Truman School since 2016. Prior to joining the department, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. He also worked in U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer’s office through the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. He completed his Ph.D. at George Washington University. His work has been published in The Journal of Politics; Political Research Quarterly; the Journal of Public Policy, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law; American Politics Research; and Publius, the Journal of Federalism.
His research focuses on the politics of public policy, especially health and social policy, in the United States. These interests encompass several different strands of work spanning the study of institutions and behavior. One strand examines how people’s experiences with health, economic instability, and public policy shape their political participation. Another investigates the reasons that people assume public policies like Medicaid or cash welfare benefit specific groups of people, like immigrants or African-Americans, and not others. He is also interested in the politics of Medicaid expansions, including via ballot initiative.
Research Methods – Mid Career (PA 8185)
Public Policy / Policy Process (PS 9310 / PA 9170)
Sarah Gollust and Jake Haselswerdt, editors. 2019. Special Issue on Health and Political Participation. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 44(3).
Jake Haselswerdt and Jamila Michener. 2019. “Disenrolled: Retrenchment and Voting in Health Policy.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 44(3): 423-454.
Lucy Barnes, Avi Feller, Jake Haselswerdt and Ethan Porter. 2018. “Information, Knowledge and Attitudes: An Evaluation of the Taxpayer Receipt.” The Journal of Politics 80(2): 701-706.
Katharine W.V. Bradley and Jake Haselswerdt. 2018. “Who Lobbies the Lobbyists? State Medicaid Bureaucrats’ Engagement in the Legislative Process.” Journal of Public Policy 38(1): 83-111.
Jake Haselswerdt. 2017. “Expanding Medicaid, Expanding the Electorate: The Affordable Care Act’s Short-Term Impact on Political Participation.” The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 42(4): 667-695.
Jake Haselswerdt and Brandon Bartels. 2015. “Public Opinion, Policy Tools, and the Status Quo: Evidence from a Survey Experiment.” Political Research Quarterly 68(3): 607-621.
Jake Haselswerdt. 2014. “The Lifespan of a Tax Break: Comparing the Durability of Tax Expenditures and Spending Programs.” American Politics Research 42(5): 731-759.
Elizabeth Rigby and Jake Haselswerdt. 2013. "Hybrid Federalism, Partisan Politics, and Early Implementation of State Health Insurance Exchanges.” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 43(3): 368-391.