Jason Sorens is a Senior Affiliated Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a Lecturer in the Department of Government, and Program Director of the Political Economy Project at Dartmouth College. His research interests are state politics and policy, fiscal federalism, and secessionism.
He has been an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University since 2008. His primary research interests include fiscal federalism, public policy in federal systems, secessionism, and ethnic politics. His work has been published in International Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Political Geography, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and other academic journals, and his book Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2012. Previously, Sorens was an assistant professor of Political Science at University of Buffalo (SUNY). Sorens received his BA in economics and philosophy, with honors, from Washington and Lee University and his PhD in political science from Yale University.