Stephen Jessee

University of Texas


Stephen Jessee is associate professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University's Department of Political Science.

Professor Jessee' primary areas of study are American politics and statistical methodology. Substantively, he is interested in ideology, voting, and public opinion as well as the behavior of members of Congress and the Supreme Court. His methodological interests include causal inference, the measurement of ideology and latent traits modeling more generally.

His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis, among other outlets.