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.
Strategy Beyond Markets
- 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.
- Teaching Interests
Undergraduate: Business and Politics; Politics and Markets: Innovation and the Global Business Environment; MBA: Strategy Beyond Markets; PhD: Corporate Political Strategy
Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public Really Thinks and Why It Matters2020Chicago: University of Chicago PressRisky Business: Do Disclosure and Shareholder Approval of Corporate Political Contributions Affect Firm Performance?2019Business and PoliticsIssue2Volume21Policy Dynamics and Electoral Uncertainty in the Appointments Process2017Journal of Theoretical PoliticsIssue1Volume29Using Item Response Theory to Improve Measurement in Strategic Management Research: An Application to Corporate Social Responsibility.2016Strategic Management JournalIssue1Volume37