CSDP Virtual Workshop: Interest Groups, Policy Outcomes, ​and Representation in U.S. Politics

Thu, May 14, 2020, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm
Zoom virtual workshop
By invitation only
Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)

Chuck Cameron, Jesse Crosson, and Gleason Judd


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Panel 1: Campaign Contributions, Roll Call Voting, and Policy Outcomes                                                                                              
Keith Schnakenberg (Washington University in St. Louis) and Ian Turner (Yale University), "Transparency of Campaign Contributions"
discussant: Zhao Li (Princeton University)

Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton University) and Kenneth Miller (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), "Individual Donors and Legislative Voting in the U.S. House"
discussant: Peter Bils (Princeton University)

**Lunch Break**

1:00 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
Panel 2: Interest Group Polarization and the Effects of Lobbying on Policymaking

Greg Sasso (Bocconi University) and Dan Alexander (University of Rochester), "Campaign Spending and Lobbying"
discussant: Sebastian Thieme (Princeton University)

Jesse Crosson (Princeton/CSDP and Trinity University), Alexander Furnas (University of Michigan), and Geoffrey Lorenz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), "Polarized Pluralism in Historical Perspective"
discussant: Nolan McCarty (Princeton University)

**Coffee Break**

2:30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.
Panel 3: Voter Accountability versus Interest Pressure in Legislatures

Peter Bils (Princeton), John Duggan (University of Rochester), and Gleason Judd (Princeton University), "Lobbying and Policy Extremism in Repeated Elections"
discussant: Richard Van Weelden (University of Pittsburgh)

Hye Young You (New York University), "Dynamic Lobbying"
discussant: Chuck Cameron (Princeton University)

Break: Ready your coffee or Happy Hour drink!

4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Roundtable and Virtual Happy Hour

Theory and Data in Future Studies of Money and Policymaking
Participants: John de Figueiredo (Duke University), Richard Hall (University of Michigan), and Beth Leech (Rutgers University)