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Werner News Archive


Werner Recognized at Texas Basketball

As part of the Academic Accolades program, several McCombs faculty members will be recognized during halftime at the Texas vs. Texas Texas Tech basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 26. You're  invited to attend the game and help us cheer on Ethan Burris, Judson Caskey, Carlos Carvalho, Richard Lowery, Garrett Sonnier, and Tim Werner.

On March 1, Professor Timothy Werner conducted a Q&A with the Washington Post regarding the role of business in the defeat of Arizona Senate Bill 1062.  Drawing upon research in his recent book, Werner discussed why big businesses, due to their commitments to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, put pressure on the governor of Arizona to defeat the bill.

Cambridge University Press published Dr. Timothy Werner's new book "Public Forces and Private Politics" in the UK this month. The press will release the book in the US in late July. Werner's book is the first in Cambridge's new Business and Public Policy series. It focuses on the tight relations between traditional corporate political strategy, the public policy agenda, and the private political actions of various firm stakeholders. The book includes material gathered through interviews of executives at Fortune 500 firms, and quantitative case studies on environmental issues, gay rights, and executive compensation.

Richter and Werner Present at APSA

Assistant Professors Brian Kelleher Richter and Timothy Werner presented their paper entitled "Campaign Contributions from Corporate Executives in lieu of Political Action Committees" at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Chicago over Labor Day weekend.  Additionally, the Political Organizations and Parties Section of APSA formally awarded Werner its Emerging Scholar Award at the meeting.

Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Professor Timothy Werner’s research on the link between corporate independent expenditures and the passage of state antitakeover legislation was cited in an essay on Harvard Law School’s Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. The essay, written by Professor John Coates, is critical of the SEC’s recent decision to remove disclosure of corporate political activity from its priority agenda.