Paul D. Jorgensen is Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. His research concerns campaign finance and political parties in the United States. Using a grant with the Institute for New Economic Thinking, he is improving campaign finance data in order to create new and more accurate measures of campaign fundraising and spending in the United States. Jorgensen’s research has appeared in the International Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, Political Research Quarterly, and the Policy Studies Journal.
By this expert
The links between campaign contributions from the financial sector and switches to a pro-bank vote were direct and substantial
Lower Income Towns in New Hampshire Voted Heavily for Sanders; Richer Towns Did the Opposite.
The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object?
Conventional wisdom asserts that American politics is becoming more and more tribal. But the chiefs of the tribes share a lot in common: dependence on big money.