Assistant Professor - Government and Politics
Joel Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the The Department of Government and Politics at The University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research focuses on social policy, economic policy, and economic development. Current projects include a study of how party systems affect the provision of health services by the government, a study of how party systems shape the attractiveness of countries to foreign investment, and a study of the effects of political participation on government spending in India. He is also working on a book manuscript on the political determinants of the pace of economic innovation.
Center for International Development and Conflict Management