Greg Buchak

Greg Buchak is an associate professor of finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on the industrial organization of financial intermediation, financial regulation, and the role that finance plays in technological growth. Buchak earned his PhD in financial economics at the University Chicago’s department of economics and Booth School of Business. He also received a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He received a BA in mathematics and a BS in economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Increased Campaign Spending Grows the Economic Pie Instead of Splitting It Up

The United States has relaxed campaign finance laws over the past few decades. As a result, there exist concerns about politicians favoring special business interests over the welfare of other constituents, such as workers. In a new paper, Pat Akey, Tania Babina, Greg Buchak, and Ana-Maria Tenekedjieva examine how the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission affected earnings for firms and workers, as well as political turnover and polarization at the state level.

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