Joel Simmons

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.

  • Joel Simmons
3117B Chincoteague Hall
Center for International Development and Conflict Management
Phone: (301) 405-7911