Assisstant Professor

Jason earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Colarado at Boulder. He joins the Department in August 2011. Prior to Drew University, Jason taught at Florida State University.

Research Interests

Jason’s research interests surround the impact of political and policy institutions on political behavior and policy outcomes. He examines how interest groups and political preferences emerge and evolve in the context of political institutions and earlier policy choices. Substantively, his research focuses on the politics of the mature welfare states of the advanced capitalist democracies of the West. Current research projects involve the “policy feedbacks” between the structure of national health care systems and public attitudes toward the responsibility of government to care for the sick.

Selected Publications

  • “Institutional Feedback and Support for the Welfare State:
    The Case of National Health Care,” Comparative Political Studies 43.7 (2010): 862-885.
  • “Federalism and Health Care Cost Containment in Comparative
    Perspective,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 39.1 (2009): 164-186.