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Even in France, Money Rules Politics

Article | Feb 15, 2018

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.

The Price of a Vote: Evidence from France, 1993-2014

Paper Working paper series | | Feb 2018

Money in politics is not a strictly American phenomenon. In France, despite strong campaign finance laws, campaign donations have a direct influence on legislative and municipal election results.

Rethinking Growth and the State

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2011

Government intervention is often perceived as a constraint on market forces and thereby on economic growth.

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From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Conference #INET2017 | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.

Capitalism and the media: Can crowdfunding spare us from bad news?

Video | May 18, 2016

Julia Cage warns that a media ravaged by market forces cannot serve democracy’s need for an informed citizenry.

A Press That Serves the People in a Capitalist Society?

Article | May 5, 2016

A new book by economist Julia Cagé offers a participatory business model for independent media.