Stuckatz, Jan (2022) Political alignment between firms and employees in the United States: evidence from a new dataset. Political Science Research and Methods, vol. 10 (n° 1). pp. 215-225.

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Identification Number : 10.1017/psrm.2020.19


I present a novel measure of partisan alignment between firms and employees. This measure is constructed using data matching 1,691,790 US federal campaign contribution filings of 85,109 individuals to the donations of 874 Political Action Committees (PACs) of publicly listed US companies between 2003 and 2016. The alignment measure shows that employee and employer contributions are highly correlated. Furthermore, firm- and occupation-level factors are significantly associated with firm–employee alignment. Uniquely, these new data can be easily linked to external data on industries, firms, and occupations and consequently allow for in-depth analysis of precisely how companies can influence employees’ politics.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2022
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Political economy, political parties and interest groups, elections and campaigns, quantitative methods
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 27 May 2022 08:55
Last Modified: 27 May 2022 09:07
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