Jacob S. Hacker

Stanley Resor Professor, Department of Political Science
Director, Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Jacob S. Hacker specialises in economic inequality and contemporary governance. He is a frequent commentator on public policy and civic affairs, a regular advisor to leading policymakers in the United States and other advanced industrial societies, and the co-author of five books and numerous other writings on American politics and public policy, health, and economic security. He recently co-wrote Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class.

Hacker is the director of the Economic Security Index, a multi-year project supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and created to examine economic insecurity in the United States. He is currently serving as a member of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Hacker recently won the Heinz Eulau Prize from the American Political Science Association for his article on “The Insecure American,” co-written with Philipp Rehm and Mark Schlesinger.