Jason Fletcher

Jason Fletcher

Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology
4430 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-4436
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Office Hours: T 10-11:30, 4430 SocSci (F'17)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
The Genome Factor: What the social genomics revolution reveals about ourselves, our history, and the future. (with Dalton Conley) Princeton University Press, 2017

"The Social Genome of Friends and Schoolmates in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health." (with Ben Domingue, Dan Belsky, Dalton Conley, Jason Boardman, and Kathleen Harris) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , in press

"Dynamic Effects of Sibling Death on Children's Outcomes." (with Marian Vidal-Fernandez and Barbara Wolfe) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in press

"Causal Spousal Health Spillover Effects and Implications for Program Evaluation." (with Ryne Marksteiner) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy November 2017, 9(4): 144-66

"Assortative mating and differential fertility by phenotype and genotype across the 20th century." (with Dalton Conley, Thomas Laidley, Daniel Belsky, Jason Boardman, and Ben Domingue) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2016 113(24): 66476652

"Learning from Teen Childbearing Experiences of Close Friends: Evidence Using Miscarriages as a Natural Experiment." (with Olga Yakusheva ) Review of Economics and Statistics March 2015, Vol. 97. No. 1, Pages 29-43

"The Summer Drug Holiday: Medical Adaptation to Academic Pressure & Psychiatric Financial Incentives." (with Marissa King and Jen Jennings) American Sociological Review 79.6 (2014):1039-1066

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Economic Sociology
Aging and the Life Course
Demography and Ecology
Medical Sociology
Methods and Statistics

Center for Demography and Ecology
Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Center for Demography of Health and Aging
Institute for Research on Poverty
Population Health Sciences
Agricultural and Applied Economics

Research Interest Statement:
Fletcher blends methods, research designs, and topics across disciplines. He is currently working with geneticists in examining whether genetic variation explains heterogenous treatment effects from social and economic policies, working with political scientists exploring the intersection of politics (voting behaviors) and health, working with sociologists and economists in examining social and genetic determinants of social network ties, and using quasi-natural experiments to identify the long term impacts of early conditions.