Neil Malhotra

Professor of Political Economy

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298
(408) 772-7969
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Business and Politics

I have studied numerous topics related to how public opinion influences the interplay between business and politics including  self-regulation, inequality, financial crises, globalization, and immigration.

Please find links to publications in this research area below:

Simonovits, Gabor, Neil Malhotra, Raymond Lee, and Andrew Healy. In press. ``The Effect of Distributive Politics on Electoral Participation: Evidence from 70 Million Agricultural Payments." Political Behavior.

Liao, Steven, Neil Malhotra, and Benjamin J. Newman. 2020. ``Local Economic Benefits Increase Positivity toward Foreigners" Nature Human Behaviour.. 4: 481-488.

Malhotra, Neil, Benoit Monin, and Michael Tomz. 2019. ``Does Private Regulation Preempt Public Regulation?" American Political Science Review. 113(1): 19-37.

Broockman, David, Gregory Ferenstein, and Neil Malhotra. 2019. ``Predispositions and The Political Behavior of American Economic Elites: Evidence from Technology Entrepreneurs'' American Journal of Political Science. 63(1): 212-233.

Newman, Benjamin, and Neil Malhotra. 2019. "Economic Reasoning with a Racial Hue: Is the Immigration Consensus Purely Race Neutral?" Journal of Politics. 81(1): 153-166.

McConnell, Christopher, Yotam Margalit, Neil Malhotra, and Matthew Levendusky. 2018. "The Economic Consequences of Partisanship in a Polarized Era." American Journal of Political Science. 62(1): 5-18.

Malhotra, Neil, and Benjamin Newman. 2017. “Explaining Immigration Preferences: Disentangling Skill and Prevalence” Research and Politics. 4(4): 1-6.

Malhotra, Neil, Yotam Margalit, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo. 2013. “Economic Explanations for Opposition to Immigration: Distinguishing Between Prevalence and Conditional Impact." American Journal of Political Science. 57(2): 391-410.

Malhotra, Neil, and Yotam Margalit. 2010. “Short-Term Communication Effects or Longstanding Dispositions? The Public's Response to the Financial Crisis of 2008." Journal of Politics. 72(3): 852-867.