Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. His research focuses on American political economy, including the politics of business, labor, and wealthy donors. His most recent book, State Capture: How Conservative Activists, Big Businesses, and Wealthy Donors Reshaped the American States -- and the Nation (Oxford, 2019), examines how networks of conservative activists, donors, and businesses built organizations to successfully reshape public policy across the states and why progressives failed in similar efforts. His previous book, Politics at Work (Oxford, 2018), examines how employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and policy. His research has appeared in leading academic research journals and media outlets and has won the American Political Science Association's Robert Dahl and Gladys M. Kammerer awards. He has also received fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Tobin Project. He received his PhD in government and social policy from Harvard University.


Alexander Hertel-Fernandez in the News

Legalized Bribery by Elites Is Here to Stay. Now What?, New York Times

Teacher strikes have changed the political landscape across the US, The Guardian

What liberals get wrong about conservative state dominance—and why it matters, Vox

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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