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In the News: Simon Weschle

The Political Economy of Lobbying: Campaign Finance

Simon Weschle

Simon Weschle, associate professor of political science, contributed a chapter titled "Campaign Finance" to the book "The Political Economy of Lobbying: Channels of Influence and their Regulation" (Springer, 2024).

January 12, 2024

See related: Elections

Weschle Discusses the Parliamentary Behaviors of Politicians with Second Jobs on The Bunker Podcast

"Typically, you would expect a decrease in voter attendance because they’re [members of Parliament, MPs] working in the private sector. What you find among Labour MPs is no difference whatsoever. Among Conservative MPs you actually find that attendance increases when they have a second job. So they are more likely to attend votes," says Simon Weschle, associate professor of political science.

August 1, 2023

See related: Europe, Government, Labor

Maxwell School Announces 2023 Faculty Promotions

Six faculty members were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor and three were promoted to professor.

July 31, 2023

Politicians’ Private Sector Jobs and Parliamentary Behavior

Simon Weschle

"Politicians’ Private Sector Jobs and Parliamentary Behavior," written by Assistant Professor of Political Science Simon Weschle, was published in the American Journal of Political Science.

September 14, 2022

See related: Government

Weschle Maintains Money in Politics Should Be Analyzed in a Singular Framework in New Book

Simon Weschle

Simon Weschle, assistant professor of political science, has published a new book, “Money in Politics: Self Enrichment, Campaign Spending, and Golden Parachutes” (Cambridge University Press, 2022).  

September 12, 2022

See related: Government

Moynihan Honoree Simon Weschle to Give Remarks at Convocation

Simon Weschle, assistant professor of political science, is this year’s recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. The award will be presented at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on Friday, May 13. 

April 28, 2022

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Weschle Quoted in Sky News on Income of Members of Parliament

New analysis by Sky News found that former cabinet ministers who remain in parliament earn an average of £162,000 on top of their Member of Parliament (MP) salary from the private sector in their first year after leaving government. The fact that MPs gain rather than lose out financially from being in the Cabinet is supported by the findings of Simon Weschle, assistant professor of political science, who analyzed MPs earnings from 2010 - 2015.
January 3, 2022

See related: Europe, Government, Income

Weschle paper on interparty interactions, voter perception published

James Adams, Simon Weschle & Christopher Wlezien
February 28, 2020

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