Jacob Hacker

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Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science
Address: 
77 Prospect St, Room B213
+1 (203) 432-5554

Education:

B.A., Harvard, 1994
Ph.D., Yale University, 2000
 
 
Bio:

Jacob S. Hacker, Ph.D., is the Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is also a board member of The Century Foundation, Economic Policy Institute, The American Prospect, and a member of the Scholars Strategy Network steering committee, and a former Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows.

An expert on the politics of U.S. health and social policy, he is the author of American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper, written with Paul Pierson (Simon & Schuster, 2015); Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, written with Paul Pierson (2010, paperback 2011), The Great Risk Shift: The New Economic Insecurity and the Decline of the American Dream (2006, paperback 2008), The Divided Welfare State: The Battle over Public and Private Social Benefits in the United States (2002), and The Road to Nowhere: The Genesis of President Clinton’s Plan for Health Security (1997), co-winner of the Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration. He is also co-author, with Paul Pierson, of Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (2005) and has edited three volumes—most recently, Shared Responsibility, Shared Risk: Government, Markets, and Social Policy in the Twenty-First Century, edited with Ann O’ Leary (2012).

Personal Website:
http://jacobhacker.com/

Articles:
2016-06-14 - “The Split: 19 Reasons Democrats Will Remain Divided And What It Means For The Party’s Future”, The New Republic.
2016-06-06 - “Q&A With Jacob Hacker On Predistribution”, Bloomberg News.
2016, May/June - “Making America Great Again:  The Case For The Mixed Economy”, Foreign Affairs Magazine.
2016-04-15 - “Don’t Get mad At The IRS On Tax Day, Pray For It To Get More Powerful”, LA Times.
2016-04-13 - “Critiquing The War On Government:  A Conversation With Jacob Hacker”, Yale News.

Other Past Articles:

Papers:
Social Science Research Network

Video:
ISPS Midterm 2014:  Expert Perspectives and Predictions

Audio:
Jacob Hacker Discusses the Middle Class Meltdown on WBUR

Jacob Hacker’s Interview on Rising Inequality

Areas of Interest:
American Politics
Public Policy
Inequality

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