Abhinav Gupta

The elephant (and the donkey) in the boardroom

Firms governed by politically conservative boards of directors pay their CEOs more money than do firms with more liberal-leaning (the ideological left in the US) boards. That’s the conclusion of our new study on the impact of political ideology in the boardroom. We also find an ideological disparity in the degree to which directors weigh recent firm performance when deciding […]

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    Red or blue? Political ideology and firms’ corporate social responsibility

Red or blue? Political ideology and firms’ corporate social responsibility

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are, essentially, people. They enjoy many of the same rights and responsibilities as individual Americans. But do profit-seeking enterprises also have discernible political ideologies? Our research suggests that they do.

In a recent study, we demonstrate that employees’ personal donations to the two major American political parties serve as an accurate […]