American Politics, Legislative Studies, and Political Economy
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
Office: OAK 434
Phone: (860) 486-3747
Jeffrey W Ladewig earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Government at University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and his B.A. from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1993. He teaches courses on the U.S. Congress, the U.S. President, American political economy, and American political parties. His primary areas of current research include developing political economy models of party and ideological polarization in the U.S. Congress, the affects of income inequality in the U.S, and congressional apportionment. He has also published research on the organization of Congress, public opinion and voting behavior, as well as international political economy.
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- “Ideological Polarization and the Vanishing of Marginals: Retrospective Roll-Call Voting in the U.S. Congress.” 2010. The Journal of Politics 72 (2): 499-512.
- “On the Causes and Consequences of and Remedies for Interstate Malapportionment of the U.S. House of Representatives.” 2008. Perspective on Politics 6 (1): 89-107. (with Mathew Jasinski)
- “Housing Starts and the Political Business Cycle.” 2008. American Politics Research 36 (5): 776-98.
- “Domestic Influences on International Trade Policy: Factor Mobility in the United States, 1963 to 1992.” 2006. International Organization 60 (1): 69-103.
- “Conditional Party Government and the Homogeneity of Constituent Interests.” 2005. The Journal of Politics 67 (4): 1006-29.
- “One Person, One Vote, 435 Seats: Interstate Malapportionment and Constitutional Requirements.” 2011. Connecticut Law Review 43 (4): 1125-56.