Jesse Yoder

Ph.D. Candidate
Jesse Yoder

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Stanford University.

My research studies the political economy of elections and voting behavior in the United States, focusing on how and when individuals choose to participate in politics, and how these factors contribute to inequality in political participation and representation.

Specifically, I focus on three inter-related tracks: 1) linking voters' economic incentives to their political participation, 2) understanding wealth inequality in political representation, and 3) estimating the effects of election administration changes on elections and turnout. To do so, I link large administrative datasets on personal economics, voting, government policies, and election outcomes. I then use modern causal inference techniques to study how and when these factors produce inequalities in political participation and representation.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.


Research Interests

Fields of Study
American Politics
Political Methodology