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PIPE* Research: Abby K Wood, USC, Gould School of Law

August 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law, to discuss “Campaign Finance Transparency Affects Legislators’ Election Outcomes and Behavior.”

Do audits by executive agencies impact the behavior of those audited? Does revealing negative information about legislators affect electoral results and behavior? Institutions that encourage transparency, such as campaign finance disclosure, influence mass and elite behavior. We theorize that greater transparency provides information to voters during legislative campaigns about the character of candidates, and this information affects voter and legislator behavior.

Abby K. Wood joined USC Gould School of Law in spring 2014 as assistant professor of law, political science, and public policy. Her research is at the intersection of law and politics, with current papers on government transparency, anti-corruption initiatives, and campaign finance.

*Political Institutions and Political Economy

The PIPE Collaborative holds scholarly interdisciplinary workshops which bring together USC faculty and graduate students from Price, Gould, Marshall, Dornsife (the Political Science and Economics Departments) who have an interest in political institutions and political economy. The workshop will provide a regular forum for PIPE scholarship and create an environment for new collaborations to develop.


August 27, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
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Bedrosian Center on Governance and Office of the Provost
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