Networks of Candidates and Donors

Power and the money, money and the power: A network analysis of donations from American corporate to political leaders

Using a new dataset, this paper maps US political donations as a social network, highlighting an increase in donation polarization and concentration. While traditional donation patterns persist, there’s a clear shift towards a smaller set of influential donors and politicians gaining prominence.

James Rockey, Nadia Zakir
The Decline in Real Wages

The Declining Fortunes of (most) American Workers

We show that real wages decline from the Boomer generation onwards, over the life course. Further analysis shows that this is true for almost all groups, at all income levels.

Laura Harvey, James Rockey