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Monday, November 2, 2015

What could possibly be more interesting than research by a dean?

Well, lots of things probably. But I thought I’d share anyway. Back in the spring, my co-author Timothy Werner wrote a blog post on some of our recent research on campaign finance. We have been looking at potential policy consequences of the kind of independent expenditures made possible by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and subsequent rulings. Our earlier work found little connection between these expenditures and big, visible issues like the minimum wage, inequality, and overall policy liberalism or conservatism. In this study, we find effects for a more narrow, technical policy area. You can read and be mesmerized about it here.