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John Matsusaka

Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise, Professor of Finance and Business Economics, & Executive Director of Initiative and Referendum Institute
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PhD, MA, University of Chicago; BA, University of Washington

John Matsusaka is an expert on direct democracy and corporate organization who publishes in economics, finance, law, and political science. He is the author of For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy. Professor Matsusaka provides commentary to media outlets including ABC News, CNN, Fox News, NPR, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times. He is executive director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, held visiting appointments at Stanford, UCLA, Caltech, and University of Chicago, and consulted for the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

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Matsusaka, John. () "Does Empowering Shareholders Also Empower Special Interests?", ProMarket: The Blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Matsusaka, John. () "Enhancing Competition? The Role of Governance in Increasing Exposure to Competition", ProMarket: The Blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Matsusaka, John. () "When Do Legislators Follow Constituent Opinion: Evidence from Matched Roll Call and Referendum Votes".
Matsusaka, John.,Ozbas, Oguzhan.,Yi, Irene. () "Opportunistic Proposals by Union Shareholders".
Matsusaka, John.,Ozbas, Oguzhan. () "A Theory of Shareholder Approval and Proposal Rights", Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
Matsusaka, John. () "2016 Ballot Propositions", Book of the States 2017.
Matsusaka, John. () "Direct Democracy and Public Choice", Oxford Handbook of Public Choice.
Matsusaka, John.,Ozbas, Oguzhan.,Yi, Irene. () "Can Shareholder Proposals Hurt Shareholders? Evidence from SEC No-Action Letter Decisions".
Matsusaka, John. () "Public Policy and the Initiative and Referendum: A Survey with Some New Evidence", Public Choice.
Matsusaka, John. () "The Initiative and Social Issues", Initiative and Referendum Almanac.
Matsusaka, John. () "UNTITLED possibly: A Radical Proposal: More Democracy".
Matsusaka, John. () "Ballot Order Effects in Direct Democracy Elections", Public Choice, 167, 257-276.
Matsusaka, John. () "2015 Ballot Propositions", Book of the States 2016.
Matsusaka, John.,Ozbas, Oguzhan.,Yi, Irene. () "Unions and Shareholder Proposals", Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog.
Matsuska, John.,Duchin, Ran.,Ozbas, Oguzhan. () "Comment on: 'The Trouble with Instruments: Re-Examining Shock-Based IV Designs,' by Atanasov and Black".
Matsusaka, John.,Ozbas, Oguzhan.,Yi, Irene. () "Opportunistic Proposals by Union Shareholders".
Matsusaka, John.,Wang, Yongxiang. () "The Effect of Forced Refocusing on the Value of Diversified Business Groups".
Matsusaka, John. () "'Responsiveness' in the Study of Representation".
Matsusaka, John. () "2014 Ballot Propositions", Book of the States.
Matsusaka, John. () "Elections 101: Initiatives, Referendums, and Other Ballot Propositions", Capitol Ideas.
Matsusaka, John. () "2013 Ballot Propositions", Book of the States.
Matsusaka, John.,Hasen, Richard. () "Single-Subject Rule", Volokh Conspiracy.
Ozbas, Oguzhan.,Duchin, Ran.,Matsusaka, John. () "When Are Outside Directors Effective?", Journal of Financial Economics, 96, 195-214.
Matsusaka, John. () "Direct Democracy and Public Employees", American Economic Review.
Matsusaka, John. () "From Families to Formal Contracts: An Approach to Development", Journal of Development Economics.
Matsusaka, John. () "Direct Democracy and the Executive Branch", Direct Democracy's Impact on American Political Institutions.
Matsusaka, John. () "For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy", For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy, University of Chicago Press.
Matsusaka, John. () "Corporate Diversification, Value Maximization, and Organizational Capabilities", Journal of Business.
Matsusaka, John.,McCarty, Nolan. () "Political Resource Allocation: Benefits and Costs of Voter Initiatives", Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.
Matsusaka, John. () "Fiscal Effects of the Voter Initiative: Evidence from the Last 30 Years", Journal of Political Economy.
Matsusaka, John. () "Takeover Motives during the Conglomerate Merger Wave", RAND Journal of Economics.
Matsusaka, John. () "Economics of Direct Legislation", Quarterly Journal of Economics.