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PIPE Workshop: Melinda “Molly” Ritchie, UC Riverside

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall 645 Exposition Boulevard, Room 203, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

About the Talk: Legislators as Lobbyists Policy is produced by elected and unelected officials and through the interactions of branches of government. We consider how such interactions affect policy outcomes and representation. We argue that legislators try to influence bureaucratic decisions through direct communication with federal agencies, and that such Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Thad Kousser, UC San Diego

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Dauterive Hall, #302 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

Life, Literacy, and The Pursuit of Prosperity: Party Competition & Policy Outcomes in 50 States About the Talk: We examine whether strenuous party competition promotes economic development and improves social outcomes, drawing on evidence from the 50 American states over the last century. Our evidence includes data on party competition, state spending, and measures of Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Steven Liao, UCRiverside

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall 645 Exposition Boulevard, Room 302, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Foreign Real Estate Investment and Incumbent Party Support in the U.S. Few economic issues affect people as personally and universally as housing. Yet despite the increasing globalization of housing markets, little is known about its effect on political behavior. This study explores how Chinese investments in U.S. residential property shaped Read more…

Dean Jack Knott in Conversation with Raphael Bostic

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, 308, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Join Dean Jack Knott for a conversation with USC Professor and President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Raphael Bostic, as they talk about the state and direction of the economy; organizational governance, management, and leadership; and how opportunity and mobility, both economic and social, can become Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: R. Michael Alvarez, Caltech

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 650 Childs Way, Room 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Why Did Residual Votes Increase in the 2016 Election? Did you know that nearly 2% of voters who went to the polls in 2016 failed to cast a vote for president? This 2% “residual vote rate” is nearly double the rate in the presidential elections from 2004–2012. Did the increased Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Brian Newman, Pepperdine University

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Dauterive Hall, Rm. 302 645 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Presidents and the Congressional Black Caucus: Electoral Incentives and Budget Politics Brian Newman will discuss his research paper (co-authored with John Griffin of University of Colorado, Boulder).  What are the racial consequences of presidents’ incentives to move toward the median voter as elections approach?  If presidents move toward the center, they Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Sarah Anderson, UCSB

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

"Why Legislators Don’t Compromise and What to Do About It" Legislative solutions to society’s pressing problems usually require compromise, but we find that around a quarter of state legislators and many elected city officials reject proposals that move policy in their preferred direction and make them better off. The legislators Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Janna Rezaee, USC

Dauterive Hall Room 302, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

"Revolving Doors" co-authored by Ryan Hubert, UC Berkeley Janna Rezaee's research focuses on the "revolving door" between government and the private sector as an institutional response to policy-development monopolies. The prevailing wisdom about the revolving door is that it provides leverage to business interests to shape policy outcomes in their Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Jeff Lewis, UCLA

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall 645 Exposition Boulevard, Room 302, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

The Challenge of Measuring Political Polarization in the US over Time using Congressional Roll Call Votes Jeff Lewis is professor of Political Science, UCLA.  He is also the current president of the Society for Political Methodology. His research and teaching are in the areas of quantitative methodology and American politics. Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Kathleen Bawn, UCLA

Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall 645 Exposition Blvd., Room 302, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Beyond a Reliable Vote: Coordination and Information Problems in Congressional Nominations Research in collaboration with: Knox Brown, Angela Ocampo, Shawn Patterson, John Ray and John Zaller Congressional primaries, like primary elections in general, are imagined to give voters, rather than party elites, the ability to choose which candidate wins the nomination. Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: John Matsusaka, USC Marshall School of Business

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) room 100 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

The Power of Economic Interests Under Direct versus Representative Democracy The power of economic interest groups to influence policy outcomes is a common theme in economics and political science. Most theories posit that interest group power arises from the ability to influence elected or appointed government officials, that is, by exploiting Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Ben Newman, UCR

USC Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, #103, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles, CA

“Uncovering Discrimination in the Policing of Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime”  With an increase in ethnically motivated hate crime, we explore the issue of the rigor in which law enforcement agencies police potential hate crime activity. We conducted a large-scale field experiment on roughly 6,800 police departments throughout the United States to Read more…

Lunch with a Leader: Jack Knott, Dean, USC Price School

Widney Alumni House 635 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to our first Lunch with a Leader event of the new semester!  This year's theme focuses on leading academic initiatives on inclusion, diversity, and the public good.  Our series opens with Jack H. Knott, Dean and the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair and Professor of the USC Sol Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: LaGina Gause, UCSD

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

LaGina Gause will discuss her research paper, The Advantage of Disadvantage: Protests, Resources, and Legislative Behavior. It is well documented that low-resource groups are disadvantaged in the political process. But, when low-resource groups can overcome barriers to engage in collective action – participation involving multiple participants publicly expressing a grievance – it Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Ben Graham, USC

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Rm. 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Ben Graham is an assistant professor at USC's School of International Relations. Ben will discuss his paper, Network Ties and the Political Strategies of Firms, co-written with Cesi Cruz. Social ties are critical to firms’ ability to achieve influence over government policy, and it is widely accepted that better-connected firms achieve more influence. However, Read more…

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