Tag: David Primo

Critic says TSA lapses predictable: Front & Center

Critic says TSA lapses predictable: Front & Center

June 15, 2015

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.

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Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook

Small business is key in presidential campaign playbook

May 23, 2015

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.

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Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

Foundations To SEC: Force corporations to disclose political giving

May 19, 2015

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.

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Top spenders on Capitol Hill pay billions, receive trillions

Top spenders on Capitol Hill pay billions, receive trillions

November 17, 2014

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.

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The stock market doesn’t care about elections

The stock market doesn’t care about elections

November 7, 2014

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.”

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A political attack on shareholder value

A political attack on shareholder value

September 30, 2014

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

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Policy experts debate the future of finance

Policy experts debate the future of finance

April 1, 2014

The Politics and Markets Project, a new initiative aimed at fostering discussion among college students about key issues of the day, presents “Wall Street and Your World.”

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future”

“This Won’t Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future”

February 7, 2014

The Politics and Markets Project presents a panel discussion, moderated by David Primo, on the consequences of ObamaCare for college students.

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David Primo Named First Recipient of Gabrellian Professorship

David Primo Named First Recipient of Gabrellian Professorship

November 8, 2012

Primo is the first to hold this endowed position, which recognizes a multidisciplinary scholar and teacher whose work bridges two or more academic fields.

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