Jeffrey W Ladewig earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1993. He teaches courses on the U.S. Congress and President as well as American political economy and American political parties. His primary area of research focuses on political economy models of party development in Congress. He has also conducted research on the organization of Congress and in the field of international political economy.