Jason Byers

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Jason Byers’ teaching and research examines American Political Institutions, Congressional Elections, Representation, Data Science, and Quantitative Methods. More specifically, his research is focused on better understanding how institutional factors impact the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, as well as how both institutional and electoral factors influence congressional elections from the perspective of both the candidates and voters. Broadly, his research leverages new data and quantitative methods to better understand American political phenomenon. 

Jason Byers completed his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Georgia and his BA in political science and history at the College of Charleston. Prior to joining UConn, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University in the Social Science Research Institute. His work has been published in journals such as Political Analysis, the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, and American Politics Research. 

Jason’s personal webpage: https://www.jasonsbyers.com 

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