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David Scott Szakonyi Faculty Member

Over the course of the year, I published one single authored article on the effect of income and asset disclosures in American Journal of Political Science. In addition I have a forthcoming article at the British Journal of Political Science) and another article that has been revised and resubmitted to the American Economic Review. I also made substantial progress on my next book project Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Workplace, co-authored with Timothy Frye and Ora John Reuter. We now have completed six of the eight chapters in the manuscript and expect to submit a completed draft to publishers by the end of summer 2022. Since January 2018, I have also been working closely with Transparency International – Russia to digitize and standardize millions of income and asset declarations of Russian government officials. So far we have put together a team of five computer scientists to write a sophisticated parser that can scrape thousands of electronic documents and organize the data. This one-of-a-kind resource will allow us to analyze not only where corruption thrives in Russia at the individual level (using data on salary, real estate andcars), but also build a comprehensive map of cadre movements and bureaucratic structures for the entire government manuscript. I expect this data collection effort to fuel a series of papers, if not a second book, in the coming years. Finally, in conjunction with my NGO Anti-Corruption Data Collective and two co-authors (Matt Collin and Florian Hollenbach), I have submitted another paper on anti-corruption policies in the US to American Economic Journal: Papers and Proceedings. Florian and I also have another paper on private equity and politics that we plan on submitting in the summer of 2022 to AJPS. Next we will work on several papers related to corruption in France.

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