PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
Dr. Joshua Jansa earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He teaches and researches topics in American politics, including interest groups and lobbying, state politics and policymaking, economic policy, and the politics of economic inequality.
His research has been published in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Economic Development Quarterly, and in edited volumes. His dissertation received the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Dissertation Award as well as the Robert K. Merton Dissertation Award.
State politics, policy diffusion, interest group influence, political and economic inequality
- Dorrell, Robert M. Jr. and Joshua M. Jansa. Forthcoming. “Copy, Paste, Legislate, Succeed? The Effect of Policy Plagiarism on Policy Success in the American States.” Policy & Politics.
- Jansa, Joshua M., Matthew Motta, and Rebekah Herrick. Forthcoming. “Finding DORI: Using Item Response Theory to Measure Difficulty of Registration in the U.S. and Assessing Its Impact on Voters.” American Politics Research.
- Bucci, Laura C. and Joshua M. Jansa. 2021. "Who Passes Restrictive Labor Policy? A View from the States." Journal of Public Policy 41, 3: 409-439.
- Hansen, Eric R. and Joshua M. Jansa. 2020. “Complexity, Resources, and Text Borrowing in State Legislatures.” Journal of Public Policy 1-24.
- Bucci, Laura C. and Joshua M. Jansa. 2020. “Who Passes Restrictive Labor Policy? A View from the States.” Journal of Public Policy 1-31.