Jens Hainmueller

Professor of Political Science
Professor of Political Economy, Graduate School of Business
Stanford University



Jens Hainmueller is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is the co-founder and faculty co-director of the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab.

His research interests include immigration, statistical methods, political economy, and political behavior. He has published more than 40 articles, many of them in top general science journals and top field journals in political science, statistics, economics, and business. He has also published three open source software packages, and his research has received awards and funding from the Carnegie Corporation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Swiss SNF, the American Political Science Association, the Society of Political Methodology, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Midwest Political Science Association.


Hainmueller has worked with governments and NGOs around the world to design and evaluate policies involving immigrants and refugees. He received his PhD from Harvard University and also studied at the London School of Economics, Brown University, and the University of Tübingen. Before joining Stanford, he served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.