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Hye Young You

Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs
234 Corwin Hall
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Hye Young You holds a joint appointment in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Her primary research focuses on how interest groups influence democratic representation in the United States. By focusing on the role of interest group lobbying in American politics, her research examines the specific mechanisms and strategies that interest groups use to lobby and sheds light on groups that play a crucial role, but have been understudied, in policymaking. She also studies how politicians are informed and how interest groups can control the provision of information to policymakers. In addition to her core research agenda on lobbying, she is interested in federalism and local political economy, focusing on how local government finances affect the provision of local public goods and intergovernmental relations. Her research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and other outlets. Professor You’s work has been recognized by five discipline-wide Best Paper awards from the American Political Science Association.

Hye Young You received her B.A. at Seoul National University in South Korea, her M.A. at The University of Chicago, and her PhD at Harvard University.