Jeff Milyo

Jeff Milyo
Professor & Chair of Economics
235 Prof. Bldg.

Jeff Milyo (Professor) has been with the department of economics since 2004. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University in 1994.  He holds a M.A. and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut. His current research examines the role of money in politics, the causes and consequences of political corruption and the efficacy of voting reforms.

Selected Publications: 

Cordis and Milyo. 2016. “Measuring Public Corruption in the United States: Evidence from Administrative Records of Federal Prosecutions,” Public Integrity, 18(2): 127-148.

Burden and Milyo, 2015. “The Quantities and Qualities of Poll Workers,” Election Law Journal, 14(1): 38-46.

Milyo. 2015.  “Money in Politics,” in Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Edited by Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn. John Wiley and Sons (Hoboken, NJ).

Milyo. 2014. “Corporate Influence and Political Corruption: Lessons from Stock Market Reactions to Political Events,” Independent Review, 19(1): 19-36.

Groseclose and Milyo. 2013. “Sincere Versus Sophisticated Voting When Legislators Vote Sequentially,” Social Choice and Welfare, 40(3): 745-751.

Milyo. 2013. “Campaign Spending and Electoral Competition: Towards More Policy Relevant Research,” The Forum, 11(3): 437–454.

Crider and Milyo. 2013. “Do State Ethics Commissions Reduce Political Corruption? An Exploratory Investigation,” UC Irvine Law Review, 3(3): 717-733.

Carpenter and Milyo. 2013. “The Public’s Right to Know Versus Compelled Speech: What Does Social Science Research Tell Us about the Benefits and Costs of Campaign Finance Disclosure in Non-Candidate Elections?” Fordham Urban Law Journal, 40(2): 603-637 [lead article].

Burden and Milyo. 2013. “The Recruitment and Training of Poll Workers: What We Know from Scholarly Research,” Presidential Commission on Election Administration (Washington, D.C.).

Primo and Milyo. 2013. “Brief of Amici Curiae David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo,” filed with the United States Supreme Court, Iowa Right to Life, Inc. v. Tooker.