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Postal address:John G. Matsusaka Marshall School of Business University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 90089-1427
Workplace:Department of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2018

  1. Special Interest Influence under Direct versus Representative Democracy
    Working Papers, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State Downloads

2017

  1. Public Policy and the Initiative and Referendum: A Survey with Some New Evidence
    Working Papers, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2018)
  2. When Do Legislators Follow Constituent Opinion? Evidence from Matched Roll Call and Referendum Votes
    Working Papers, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State Downloads
  3. Why Do Managers Fight Shareholder Proposals? Evidence from SEC No-Action Letter Decisions
    Working Papers, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State Downloads

2006

  1. Disobedience And Authority
    Working Paper, Economics Department, Queen's University Downloads View citations (7)

2004

  1. Learning to Stand in Lines: A Prerequisite for Economic Development?
    Econometric Society 2004 North American Winter Meetings, Econometric Society
  2. Village versus Market Social Capital: An Approach to Development
    Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (17)

2000

  1. Budget Referendums and Government Spending: Evidence from Swiss
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads View citations (21)

1993

  1. Consumer confidence and economic fluctuations
    Working Paper Series, Macroeconomic Issues, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    See also Journal Article in Economic Inquiry (1995)

1991

  1. A Psycho-Economic Theory of Voter Turnout with an Application to Declining U.S. Participation
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration
  2. Election Closeness and Voter Turnout: Evidence from California Ballot Propositions
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (1993)
  3. Headhunts, Mergers and Acquisitions: the Implications of Synergy
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration
  4. Interest Groups and the Environment: a Study of Initiative Voting Patterns
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration View citations (1)
  5. Takeover Motives During the Conglomerate Merger Wave
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration
    See also Journal Article in RAND Journal of Economics (1993)
  6. The Downsian Voter Meets the Ecological Fallacy
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration
    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (1993)
  7. The Extraordinarily High Profits of Takeover Targets
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration

1990

  1. Why Do People Vote?
    Working Papers, University of Ottawa, Department of Economics

1989

  1. Fear and Depression: Consumer Confidence and Economic Fluctuations
    Working Papers, Southern California - School of Business Administration

Journal Articles

2021

  1. Can Shareholder Proposals Hurt Shareholders? Evidence from Securities and Exchange Commission No-Action-Letter Decisions
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2021, 64, (1), 107 - 152 Downloads

2019

  1. Opportunistic Proposals by Union Shareholders
    Review of Financial Studies, 2019, 32, (8), 3215-3265 Downloads View citations (3)

2018

  1. Public policy and the initiative and referendum: a survey with some new evidence
    Public Choice, 2018, 174, (1), 107-143 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2017

  1. A Theory of Shareholder Approval and Proposal Rights
    The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2017, 33, (2), 377-411 Downloads View citations (4)

2016

  1. Ballot order effects in direct democracy elections
    Public Choice, 2016, 167, (3), 257-276 Downloads View citations (7)

2014

  1. Disentangling the direct and indirect effects of the initiative process
    Public Choice, 2014, 160, (3), 345-366 Downloads View citations (5)

2013

  1. Tips on Writing a Referee's Report
    Brazilian Review of Finance, 2013, 11, (1), 9-16 Downloads

2010

  1. 50+ Years of Diversification Announcements
    The Financial Review, 2010, 45, (2), 231-262 Downloads View citations (20)
  2. Popular Control of Public Policy: A Quantitative Approach
    Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2010, 5, (2), 133-167 Downloads View citations (37)
  3. When are outside directors effective?
    Journal of Financial Economics, 2010, 96, (2), 195-214 Downloads View citations (259)

2009

  1. Direct Democracy and Public Employees
    American Economic Review, 2009, 99, (5), 2227-46 Downloads View citations (19)
  2. From families to formal contracts: An approach to development
    Journal of Development Economics, 2009, 90, (1), 106-119 Downloads View citations (29)

2006

  1. Public choice principles of redistricting
    Public Choice, 2006, 129, (3), 381-398 Downloads View citations (19)

2005

  1. Decision Processes, Agency Problems, and Information: An Economic Analysis of Capital Budgeting Procedures
    Review of Financial Studies, 2005, 18, (1), 301-325 Downloads View citations (49)
  2. Direct Democracy Works
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2005, 19, (2), 185-206 Downloads View citations (122)
  3. The eclipse of legislatures: Direct democracy in the 21st century
    Public Choice, 2005, 124, (1), 157-177 Downloads View citations (32)

2003

  1. Budget referendums and government spending: evidence from Swiss cantons
    Journal of Public Economics, 2003, 87, (12), 2703-2724 Downloads View citations (168)

2002

  1. Internal Capital Markets and Corporate Refocusing
    Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2002, 11, (2), 176-211 Downloads View citations (94)

2001

  1. Corporate Diversification, Value Maximization, and Organizational Capabilities
    The Journal of Business, 2001, 74, (3), 409-31 Downloads View citations (94)
  2. Fiscal Policy, Legislature Size, and Political Parties: Evidence From State and Local Governments in the First Half of the 20th Century
    National Tax Journal, 2001, 54, (1), 57-82 Downloads View citations (51)
  3. Political Resource Allocation: Benefits and Costs of Voter Initiatives
    The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2001, 17, (2), 413-48 View citations (62)

2000

  1. Fiscal Effects of the Voter Initiative in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
    Journal of Law and Economics, 2000, 43, (2), 619-50 Downloads View citations (50)

1999

  1. Structural Constraints on Partisan Bias under the Efficient Gerrymander
    Public Choice, 1999, 100, (1-2), 65-84 Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Voter Turnout: How Much Can We Explain?
    Public Choice, 1999, 98, (3-4), 431-46 Downloads View citations (104)

1997

  1. Demand for Environmental Goods: Evidence from Voting Patterns on California Initiatives
    Journal of Law and Economics, 1997, 40, (1), 137-73 Downloads View citations (111)

1996

  1. Did Tough Antitrust Enforcement Cause the Diversification of American Corporations?
    Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 1996, 31, (2), 283-294 Downloads View citations (14)

1995

  1. Consumer Confidence and Economic Fluctuations
    Economic Inquiry, 1995, 33, (2), 296-318 View citations (101)
    See also Working Paper (1993)
  2. Deviations from Constituent Interests: The Role of Legislative Structure and Political Parties in the States
    Economic Inquiry, 1995, 33, (3), 383-401 View citations (97)
  3. Explaining Voter Turnout Patterns: An Information Theory
    Public Choice, 1995, 84, (1-2), 91-117 View citations (131)
  4. Fiscal Effects of the Voter Initiative: Evidence from the Last 30 Years
    Journal of Political Economy, 1995, 103, (3), 587-623 Downloads View citations (173)

1993

  1. Election Closeness and Voter Turnout: Evidence from California Ballot Propositions
    Public Choice, 1993, 76, (4), 313-34 View citations (40)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
  2. Takeover Motives during the Conglomerate Merger Wave
    RAND Journal of Economics, 1993, 24, (3), 357-379 Downloads View citations (102)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
  3. Target Profits and Managerial Discipline during the Conglomerate Merger Wave
    Journal of Industrial Economics, 1993, 41, (2), 179-89 Downloads View citations (17)
  4. The Downsian Voter Meets the Ecological Fallacy
    Public Choice, 1993, 77, (4), 855-78 View citations (55)
    See also Working Paper (1991)

1992

  1. Economics of Direct Legislation
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1992, 107, (2), 541-571 Downloads View citations (63)

Books

2004

  1. For the Many or the Few
    University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press View citations (116)

Chapters

2013

  1. Direct democracy
    Chapter 8 in The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition, 2013, pp 127-142 Downloads
 
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