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May 11, 2012

SIEPR Policy Forum on Money, Politics, and the Economy

SIEPR Policy Forum on Money, Politics, and the Economy

SIEPR Gunn Building
Koret-Taube Conference Center
366 Galvez St.
Stanford University

May 11, 2012

10:05am to 11:00am
Session 1
Presenter(s) : 
  • Sheila Krumholz (  Who Gives, And Where Does it Go?  
  • Larry Bartels (Vanderbilt)  Unequal Democracy: Is There a Partisan Political Economy?
11:00am to 12:00pm
Session 2
Can Bad Politics Corrupt the Economy?
Presenter(s) : 
  • Bruce Owen (Stanford):  Buying Regulation and Type 2 Corruption
  • Adam Bonica (Stanford): Are there Republican and Democratic Corporations? 
12:45pm to 1:30pm
Session 3
Campaign 2012 and the Rise of Super PACS
Presenter(s) : 

Trevor Potter (former FEC Commissioner, Colbert Super PAC and McCain 2008 General Counsel)

1:30pm to 2:30pm
Session 4
How the Economy Shapes Campaigns
Presenter(s) : 
  • Lynn Vavreck (UCLA): The Message Matters: How the Economy Drives the Debate.
  • David Brady (Stanford): Does the Unemployment Rate Choose the President?
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Session 5
Campaigns and Big Media: A View From Inside
Presenter(s) : 

Joel Hyatt (Co-founder and CEO Current TV, national Finance chair for Gore 2000, former US Senate candidate)