Political Turmoil

Viewing economic outcomes as divorced from politics risks serious misunderstanding and virtually ensures regulatory failure.

Even in France, Money Rules Politics

France, like many Western European countries, has strong campaign finance laws and a vibrant multiparty system. Yet even there, money has had a corrosive effect on democracy, as private donations have an outsized impact on electoral outcomes. Read more

The Economic Origins of the Populist Backlash

Institute Senior Economist Pia Malaney sees the election of Donald Trump as a message from the Rust Belt signaling a systemic failure in US political economy  Watch the video