Paul Jorgensen

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.

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Fatal Combination: Bailouts and Bank Rescues in Money-Driven Political Systems

Article | Apr 13, 2020

Financial industry donations to members of Congress lead to the adoption of pro-bank policies

How Much Can the U.S. Congress Resist Political Money? A Quantitative Assessment

Paper Working Paper Series | | Apr 2020

The links between campaign contributions from the financial sector and switches to a pro-bank vote were direct and substantial

The New Hampshire Democratic Primary in One Graph

Article | Feb 12, 2020

Lower Income Towns in New Hampshire Voted Heavily for Sanders; Richer Towns Did the Opposite.

The 2020 Election in Three Graphs

Article | Jan 10, 2020

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