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Faculty Profile

David Primo
Professor of Political Science
Professor of Business Administration
Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor
Phone: 585.273.4779
Office: 318 Harkness Hall

Bio

David Primo is an expert in American politics, campaign finance law, corporate political strategy, corporate social responsibility, and fiscal policy. He teaches courses in American politics, corporate political strategy, and innovation and global business. Primo is the author or co-author of four books, including the forthcoming "Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters" and the award-winning "Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions". Primo has published his research in leading journals such as the American Journal of Political Science and Strategic Management Journal, and his work has been supported by several organizations including the National Science Foundation.

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate: Business and Politics; Politics and Markets: Innovation and the Global Business Environment; MBA: Strategy Beyond Markets; PhD: Corporate Political Strategy

Research Interests

Primo is currently studying the effect of political ideology on the management of firms, developing a theoretical model for better understanding the relationship between election outcomes and stock prices, and exploring the dynamic nature of corporate social responsibility in recent decades. These projects stem from his interest in multidisciplinary research at the intersection of political science, economics, and management.

Professional History

Professor of Political Science
University of Rochester, Department of Political Science
February 2020 -
Professor of Business Administration
University of Rochester, Simon Business School
February 2020 -
Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor
University of Rochester
October 2012 -
Associate Professor
University of Rochester, Simon Business School
July 2011 - January 2020
Associate Professor
University of Rochester, Department of Political Science
September 2008 - January 2020
Associate Department Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science
University of Rochester
July 2011 - June 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Rochester
July 2002 - August 2008

Education

Stanford University - 2002
Ph D
Political Science
Stanford University - 2001
MA
Economics

Publications

2017
Policy Dynamics and Electoral Uncertainty in the Appointments Process
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Journal of Theoretical Politics 29(1)
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