Money and Politics: How Inequality and Wealth Concentration are Shaping American Democracy



Danielle Allen 
James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.

Raymond Fisman
Slater Family Professor in Behavioral Economics, Boston University.

Jacob Hacker
Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University.

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

Benjamin I. Page
Gordon Scott Fulcher Professor of Decision Making, Northwestern University.

Theda Skocpol
Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Harvard Kennedy School

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State Capture, by Alex Hertel-Fernandez   Billionaires and Stealth Politics, by Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe    Democracy in America


(New!) Hall of Mirrors: Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy
By Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, Raymond Fisman, Brad Hackinen, and Francesco Trebbi. NBER Working Paper No. w25329 (December 2018).

Tax-Exempt Lobbying: Corporate Philanthropy as a Tool for Political Influence.
By Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, Raymond J. Fisman, and Francesco Trebbi. NBER Working Paper No. w24451 (April 2018).

How the Koch Brothers Built the Most Powerful Rightwing Group You've Never Heard Of
By Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Caroline Tervo, and Theda Skocpol.

State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States — and the Nation. 
By Alex Hertel-Fernandez. Oxford University Press, forthcoming January 2019.
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Billionaires and Stealth Politics
By Benjamin I. Page, Jason Seawright, and Matthew J. Lacombe. University of Chicago Press, forthcoming December 2018.

Democracy in America? What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It
By Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens. University of Chicago Press, 2017.