2014 literature review by Duke University and U.T. Austin in Annual Review of Political Science on the state of research on lobbying and its influence on political outcomes.
2014 study from the London School of Economics and Harvard University on the advantages that incumbent candidates is U.S. elections have over challengers.
2014 study in Public Administration Review examining the impact of public officials’ corruption on states’ expenditures, borrowing, salaries, and more.
2013 study in State and Local Government Review on the nature of public-private service delivery and the potential benefits and risks of the various forms it can take.
2013 study by the UMass Amherst and the U.C. Irvine in Social Forces on the effect of unions’ political activities on members’ levels of broader social engagement.
2013 study in Public Opinion Quarterly that suggests specific advocacy groups and lobbies often distort the will of supporters in the general public and lead to more extreme polarization.
2013 study in Legislative Studies Quarterly on the nature of Enron’s efforts to influence the Congressional and regulatory rule-making process.
2010 study from Yale University and U.C. Berkeley published in Politics & Society on rising American income inequality and root political causes.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.