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