Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters

Dr. Jeff D. Milyo
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Add to Calendar 2020-10-29 12:00:00 2020-10-29 13:30:00 Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters You can register for this event here. Jeff Milyo is currently a professor and department chair of economics and former Middlebush Professor of Social Sciences (2008-2013) at the University of Missouri; he is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. D.C. Milyo earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford University in 1994 and was previously on the faculty in the departments of economics and political science at Tufts University and in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago; he has also been a visiting scholar at WashU, MIT, Stanford, Yale, and the Safra Center for Ethics at the Harvard Law School. Milyo teaches courses in political economics, law and economics, and health economics. His research interests include American politics and public policy evaluation; current work examines campaign finance reform, public trust in government and political corruption. Milyo has published his research findings in several leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Public Health, Election Law Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Politics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.  Milyo served on the research staff for the Presidential Election Administration Commission; and was a member of the bipartisan Bauer-Ginsberg-Persily task force examining federal campaign finance reform, as well as on the Missouri state advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  He has also served as an expert witness in several election-related cases in state and federal court. Milyo will be discussing research findings from his new book coauthored with David Primo at the University of Rochester, “Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters,” published by the University of Chicago Press. via Zoom Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs truman@missouri.edu America/Chicago public

You can register for this event here.

Jeff Milyo is currently a professor and department chair of economics and former Middlebush Professor of Social Sciences (2008-2013) at the University of Missouri; he is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. D.C. Milyo earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford University in 1994 and was previously on the faculty in the departments of economics and political science at Tufts University and in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago; he has also been a visiting scholar at WashU, MIT, Stanford, Yale, and the Safra Center for Ethics at the Harvard Law School.

Milyo teaches courses in political economics, law and economics, and health economics. His research interests include American politics and public policy evaluation; current work examines campaign finance reform, public trust in government and political corruption. Milyo has published his research findings in several leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the American Journal of Public Health, Election Law Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Politics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.  Milyo served on the research staff for the Presidential Election Administration Commission; and was a member of the bipartisan Bauer-Ginsberg-Persily task force examining federal campaign finance reform, as well as on the Missouri state advisory committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  He has also served as an expert witness in several election-related cases in state and federal court.

Milyo will be discussing research findings from his new book coauthored with David Primo at the University of Rochester, “Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters,” published by the University of Chicago Press.

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