Business and Politics: Which Drives Which?

Researches presented their findings related to the relationship between business and politics at the "Business and Politics: Which Drives Which?" conference, co-hosted by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP). Speakers included: David Lazer, associate professor at the College of Computer and Information Science and Department of Political Science at Northeastern University, who discussed where invisible networks of money come from in US politics; Shamus Khan, assistant professor of sociology at Columbia University, who discussed mobility and inequality in the United States; Marianne Bertrand, the Chris P. Dialynas Professor of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business, who discussed the role of lobbyists and their connections; and Brett Gordon, the Class of 1967 Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, who discussed political advertising and the electoral college.

Introduction by Sharyn O'Halloran, the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.