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     Susan Webb Yackee

Title: Professor
Joint Appt: LaFollette School of Public Affairs
Office: 402 North Hall
Office Hours: By appointment
Phone: 608.265.6017
Has Voicemail: Yes
E-Mail: syackee@lafollette.wisc.edu
Keywords: Bureaucratic Politics, Policy Making, Political Institutions, Regulation

Susan Webb Yackee is a Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science.  Yackee is the former Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and is the current Director of the School's Board of Visitors.

Her research and teaching interests include the U.S. public policymaking process, public management, regulation, administrative law, and interest group politics. Yackee has published articles in a number of journals, including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, British Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

In 2015, the university named Yackee a "Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor", which honors outstanding faculty members for their research contributions. She is now working on a $500,000 Innovations in Regulatory Sciences Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study regulatory policymaking at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Yackee and La Follette School Professor Don Moynihan were the co-leaders of the 2013 Public Management Research Conference in Madison. The conference attracted 370 scholars from more than 20 countries.

In the past, Dr. Yackee was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has also served as a Smith Richardson Domestic Policy Fellow, a UW-Madison Vilas Associate Professor, a UW-Madison H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, and a Harry S. Truman Scholar. As a junior scholar, Yackee's research received four "Emerging Scholar Awards” from various professional associations. She worked as a legislative research assistant in the U.S. Senate before beginning her academic training.

View an interview with Susan Webb Yackee about her research on rulemaking


Recent Publications

Simon Haeder, Susan Yackee . 2015. "Influence and the Administrative Process: Lobbying the U.S. President¹s Office of Management and Budget." American Political Science Review, 109(3): 507–522.   
Susan Yackee . ³Participant Voice in the Bureaucratic Policymaking Process.² Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, forthcoming.   
Susan Yackee . ³Invisible (and Visible) Lobbying: The Case of State Regulatory Policymaking.² State Politics and Policy Quarterly, forthcoming.   
Susan Yackee, Lavertu, Stèphane . 2014. ³Regulatory Delay and Rulemaking Deadlines.² Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 24: 209-234.   
Susan Yackee . 2013. ³Reconsidering Agency Capture During Regulatory Policymaking,² in Preventing Capture: Special Interest Influence in Regulation, and How to Prevent It. Editors: Daniel Carpenter and David Moss. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 292-325.   
Susan Yackee, Palus, Christine Kelleher . 2013. ³Oversight as Constraint or Catalyst? Explaining Agency Influence on State Policy Decision-Making.² American Review of Public Administration, 43: 273-91.   
Susan Yackee . 2013. ³Assessing Regulatory Participation by Health Professionals: A Study of State Health Rulemaking.² Public Administration Review, 73: 105-114.   
Susan Yackee, “The Politics of Ex Parte Lobbying:  Pre-Proposal Agenda Building and Blocking During Agency Rulemaking.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 22 (2012): 373-393   
Susan Yackee, David Nelson, “Lobbying Coalitions and Government Policy Change: An Analysis of Federal Agency Rulemaking.” Journal of Politics 74, 2 (2012): 339-353   
Susan Yackee, Yackee, Jason Webb . 2012. ³An Empirical Examination of Federal Regulatory Volume and Speed, 1950-1990.² George Washington Law Review, 80: 1414-1492.   
Susan Yackee, Yackee, Jason Webb . 2012. ³Delay in Notice and Comment Rulemaking: Evidence of Systematic Regulatory Breakdown?² in Regulatory Breakdown? The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation. Editor: Cary Coglianese. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 163-179.