Jacob Grumbach (UC Berkeley PhD in political science 2018) focuses on the political economy of the United States. His research interests include business and labor, racial and economic inequality, American federalism, health policy, and the politics of climate change. Jake's dissertation investigates the roles of public opinion, organized interests, and campaign finance in the nationalization of state politics over the past two decades.
During 2018-2019 at CSDP, Jake will continue work on his book project, Upside Down Federalism, which addresses the resurgence of the state level as the major partisan policymaking venue in American federalism over the past four decades. He will also extend his research agenda on interest groups, public policy, and inequality.