Connor Brennan and Jamie Wang, Georgetown University -- It is well documented that firms wishing to affect immigration policy do so by lobbying to policymakers directly. Less documented is the reason why firms participating in corporate lobbying might also donate to charities related to immigration. Our paper studies this question by analyzing the effect of immigration lobbying on philanthropic activity among Fortune 500 and S&P 500 firms that donated and lobbied from 1999 to 2015.
Ashmit Vyas, University of Pennsylvania -- I estimate the effect of election-day voter registration (EDR) on the turnout and outcome of the 1992 presidential election in Rhode Island by conducting a difference-in-differences analysis against the gubernatorial election.
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Nada Shalash, Boston University -- This paper explores the individual and social determinants of political engagement across the Middle East before and after the Arab Spring. Using the Arab Spring as an example of a mass uprising spanning multiple countries, I conduct a difference-in-differences analysis of socioeconomic determinants of political engagement in the Middle East.
By James Sanders, Christopher Dann, Irene Kyoung, Rafae Qazi, Jintao Zhu, and Yihan Zhu, London School of Economics and Bowdoin College -- Our research aims to quantify the impact of protest turnout on legislative change. Specifically, we formulate a two-period model to explain the behaviour of legislators when faced with a variety of protest turnouts and preferences of the median voter.
By Pablo A. Ordóñez Bravo. Pomona College
This paper examines the correlations between basic voter characteristics, economic indicators, migration flows and the change in Republican...
By Amarvir Singh-Bal. Durham University
Although there are many ways to explain differential turnout in Britain, I suggest scholars should look more closely at the role of relative deprivation in...
By Ryan DeLoughry. Wesleyan University.
This paper was inspired by Raymond J. Keating’s article “Economic Woes of Pro Sports...
By Sukrit S. Puri. Princeton University.
Despite being an authoritarian and often repres- sive regime, the Chinese government enjoys the support of 70 percent of its population. This paper tries to make sense of this support by engaging literature on political legitimacy to evaluate...