Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He studies the political economy of the United States, with an emphasis on the politics of organized interests, especially business and labor, and public policy. His first book, Politics at Work (Oxford University Press), examines how employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy and why Americans should care. He is currently finishing a second book manuscript, entitled State Capture: How Big Businesses, Conservative Activists, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States -- and the Nation.


Other projects examine the role that legislative staffers play in Congress, the activities of elite donors in American politics, and possibilities for new forms of labor organization. Hertel-Fernandez’s academic work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, the Journal of Politics, and Perspectives on Politics, and has been featured in a range of popular outlets, including the American Prospect, Democracy Journal, the Economist, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post.

Politics at Work: A Discussion of Corporate Influence Over Worker Politics with Alex Hertel-Fernandez Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 Registration at 5:30 PM Discussion begins promptly at 6:00 PM Program concludes at 7:15 PM The Roosevelt Institute 570 Lexington Avenue, 5th Floor New York, NY 11103 The Roosevelt Institute is a leading voice explaining how disparities

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