Jeffrey Lax


Affiliations and Contact Information

Areas of Interest and Expertise


  • He studies American politics and judicial politics, with an interest in applied formal theory. Current research includes the impact of courts and strategic behavior in the Supreme Court and in the judicial hierarchy, with projects on opinion assignment, bargaining, case selection, and compliance.

Applied Statistics Center Projects

Principal Investigator

  • Public Opinion and Policy Responsiveness: Gay Rights in the States
  • How do we estimate public opinion in the states?