Tag: David Primo
“It’s a bit like saving for retirement, right? You don’t know exactly when you should be spending money, you don’t know exactly how much you need to save, there’s a lot of uncertainty involved,” said David Primo, a scholar at Mercatus Center and a professor at University of Rochester.
David Primo, who co-authored “The Plane Truth: Airline Crashes, the Media, and Transportation Policy,” says conceiving TSA in crisis without advanced planning enfeebled the agency.
Small businesses aren’t in the dire straits they were four years ago, but presidential candidates aren’t letting go of an issue they think will get them votes. When candidates say “small business,” they’re talking about creating jobs, telling voters something they want to hear, says David Primo, professor of political science and business at the University of Rochester.
David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, said the foundations are addressing the wrong agency. “If this is about democracy and not about shareholders, it’s not clear this is a job for the Securities and Exchange Commission,” Primo said in an interview.
All of this might imply that donors are the driving force on Capitol Hill, but David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, doubts that. “The conventional wisdom out there is that businesses are going to Washington, writing checks and expecting big returns,” he says.
HOW much do investors care about election outcomes?
In the wake of Wednesday’s stock market rally, in which both the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow Jones industrial average rose sharply a day after the midterm elections, pundits suggested that the answer was “quite a bit.”
Last week the Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School released the annual “CPA-Zicklin Index,” which ranks companies based on disclosure policies for political activities. Shareholders and executives may want to take note, though: A high ranking isn’t necessarily good for your company—or for you. Op-ed by David Primo, associate professor of political science and business administration
The Politics and Markets Project presents a panel discussion, moderated by David Primo, on the consequences of ObamaCare for college students.
Primo is the first to hold this endowed position, which recognizes a multidisciplinary scholar and teacher whose work bridges two or more academic fields.