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Simon Haeder

Assistant Professor of Public Policy

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Prior to joining the Penn State School of Public Policy, Simon Haeder was an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy & Politics at West Virginia University. His teaching and research interests include the public policymaking process, regulatory politics, lobbying, and interest group politics, and healthcare policy.

Haeder is also a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program, a national leadership development program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to equip teams of researchers and community partners in applying research to solve real community problems.

Recent work has focused on such issues as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, provider networks, and regulatory policymaking at the Office of Management and Budget. This work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Public Administration Research and PracticePublic Administration ReviewHealth Affairs, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

Haeder is currently working on several health policy projects focusing on provider networks, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the role of expertise in the policymaking process, the opioid epidemic, high-risk insurance pools, as well as several projects investigating regulatory politics at the president’s Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Interior. 

A frequent contributor to The Conversation, the Charleston-Gazette Mail, and the Register-Herald, Haeder's articles have been widely distributed by Newsweek, Fortune, RealClearHealth, Salon, truthout, Raw Story, Huffington Post, Business Insider, the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the Associated Press.

Research Interests:

U.S. Policymaking Process, Regulatory Politics, Lobbying and Interest Groups, Health Politics and Policy, Policy Analysis and Benefit-Costs Analysis, Policy Analysis and Benefit-Costs Analysis, Political Science