Mirko Draca is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. His research is focused on applied microeconomics and has previously included work on topics such as: the ‘revolving door’ in lobbying, police and crime, and impact of the minimum wage. Current research includes work on: prices and crime, the impact of international sanctions on the Iranian economy, and the ‘shadow lobbying’ sector in Washington.

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“Shadow” Lobbyists Run Rampant in the Swamp

Article | Oct 27, 2020

Unregistered lobbyists, including former members of Congress, are a key resource for lobbying firms

Shadow Lobbyists

Paper Working Paper Series | | Oct 2020

Unregistered lobbyists, including former members of Congress, are a key resource for lobbying firms

Empirical Research on the Revolving Door ‘Shadow Lobbyists’

Paper Grantee paper | | Oct 2017

The US federal lobbying industry, based in Washington DC, is major focal point for political money and the exercise of influence, with expenditures peaking at approximately $2.5 billion per annum during the first Obama administration. 

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Reawakening

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

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

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