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Jen Heerwig

Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY–Stony Brook University

Heerwig will track the evolution of American corporate elites’ political preferences and behavior from 1980 to present day. She will analyze the extent to which these elites have influenced deregulation, the rollback of social welfare programs, and the reduction in income tax rates. She will also draw from a new longitudinal database that links corporate executives, directors, and board members to federal political donations to determine the extent to which individual contributions from corporate elites affect policy outcomes.


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