CORE READINGS

Public Politics

  1. Baron, David P. 1999. “Integrated Market and Nonmarket Strategies in Client and Interest Group Politics,” Business and Politics 1(1): 1-31.
  2. Ansolabehere, Stephen, John M. de Figueiredo, and James M. Snyder (2003). “Why Is There So Little Money in Politics?” Journal of Economic Perspectives 17: 105-130.

Private Politics

  1. Baron, David P., and Daniel Diermeier. 2007. “Strategic Activism and Nonmarket Strategy,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 16(3): 599-634.
  2. Eesley, Chuck, and Michael Lenox. 2006. “Firm Responses to Secondary Stakeholder Action.” Strategic Management Journal 27(8): 765-782

International Non-Market Political Strategy

  1. Iaryczower, Matias Pablo T. Spiller and Mariano Tommasi (2006). “Judicial Lobbying: The Politics of Labor Law Constitutional Interpretation.” American Political Science Review, 100:85-97.
  2. Fisman, Ray. 2001. “Estimating the Value of Political Connections,” American Economic Review 91: 1095-1102.


SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS

Overview

  1. Baron, David. (2010). Business and Its Environment, 6th Ed. Chapter 1.
  2. This is the standard MBA textbook in the field.
  3. Oberholzer-Gee, Felix, and Dennis Yao (2008). “Integrated Strategies.” Harvard Business School Working Paper.
  4. de Figueiredo, John M. (2009). “Integrated Political Strategy,” Advances in Strategic Management, forthcoming.

Public Politics

Institutional Detail: Background and Early Papers

  1. Olson Mancur 1965. The Logic of Collective Action. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press)
  2. Tsebelis, George. 2002. Veto Players: How Political Institutions Work. Princeton: Princeton University Press
  3. Schattschneider, E. E. 1935. Politics, Pressures and the Tariff. New York: Prentice-Hall.
  4. Stigler, George (1971). “The Economic Theory of Regulation,” Bell Journal of Economics 3: 3-18.
  5. Peltzman, Sam (1976). “Toward a More General Theory of Regulation,” Journal of Law and Economics 19(2): 211-240.
  6. Yoffie, David. 1988. “How an Industry Builds Political Advantage,” Harvard Business Review (May-June): 82-89.
  7. Spulber, Daniel. 1989. Regulation and Markets. Cambridge: MIT Press.
  8. Baron, David P. 1995. “The Non-Market Strategy System,” Sloan Management Review 37(1): 73-85.
  9. Baron, David P. 1995. “Integrated Strategy: Market and Non-Market Components,” California Management Review: 47-65.

Theory

  1. Hillman, Amy J., Gerald D. Keim & Douglas A. Schuler. 2004. "Corporate Political Strategies: A Review and Research Agenda." Journal of Management 837-857.
  2. Grossman, Gene M. and Elhanan Helpman 2001. Special Interest Politics (Cambridge: MIT Press)
  3. Snyder, James M. (1991). “On Buying Legislators,” Economics and Politics, July 1991, vol. 3, no. 2, pages 93-109.

Empirical

  1. de Figueiredo, John M., and Brian S. Silverman (2006). “Academic Earmarks and the Returns to Lobbying,” Journal of Law and Economics 49(2): 597-625.
  2. Snyder, James M. (1990). “Campaign Contributions as Investments: The U.S. House of Representatives 1980-1986,” Journal of Political Economy, December 1990, vol. 98, no. 6, pages 1195-1227.
  3. Stratmann, Thomas (1992). “Are Contributors Rational: Untangling Strategies of Political Action Committees,” Journal of Political Economy, June 1990.
  4. Bonardi, J. P.; Holburn, G.; Vanden Bergh, R. G. 2006. “Non Market Strategy in Regulated Industries: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Electric Utilities,” Academy of Management Journal 49(6).

Private Politics

Theory

  1. Baron, David P., and Daniel Diermeier. 2007. “Strategic Activism and Nonmarket Strategy,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 16(3): 599-634.
  2. Baron, David P. 2005. “Competing for the Public Through the Media,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 14(2): 339-376.
  3. Gilligan, Thomas, and Tim Feddersen (2001). “Saints and Markets: Activists and the Supply of Credence Goods,” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 10(1): 149-71.
  4. Simcoe, T.S. (2009). “Standard Setting Committees” Working Paper, University of Toronto.

Empirical

  1. Groseclose, Timothy, and Jeff Milyo. 2005. “A Measure of Media Bias,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 120(4): 1191-1237.
  2. Eric Uhlmann, George Newman, Victoria Brescoll, Adam Galinksy, and Daniel Diermeier. 2008. “The Sounds of Silence: Effects of an Engaged, Defensive, and No Comment Response to a Crisis on Corporate Reputation.” Northwestern University Working Paper.

International Perspectives

Theory

  1. Persson Torsten and Guido Tabellini 2000. Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy (Cambridge: MIT Press)
  2. Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robinson 2006. Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Strategic Action by Firms

  1. Levy, Brian and Pablo T. Spiller "The Institutional Foundations of Regulatory Commitment: A Comparative Analysis of Telecommunications Regulation" Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 10: 201-246.
  2. Henisz, Witold J. 2000. "The Institutional Environment for Economic Growth." Economics and Politics 12(1):1-31.
  3. Tsebelis, George. 1999. "Veto Players and Law Production in Parliamentary Democracies: An Empirical Analysis." American Political Science Review. 93(3): 591-608
  4. Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce. 2002. Predicting Politics (Columbus: Ohio State University Press)