Paul   D.  Jorgensen

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABN 227
Phone: (956) 665-2639
Email: paul.jorgensen@utrgv.edu
Website: https://pauljorgensen.academia.edu

Dr. Paul D. Jorgensen





Selected Publications


  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. "Industrial Structure and Political Outcomes: The Case of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," The Palgrave Handbook of Political Economy. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, September 2018: 333-440.

  • Paul Jorgensen, Geoboo Song, and Michael Jones. Public Support for Campaign Finance Reform: New Evidence to Help Solve a Festering Problem. Brennan Center for Justice, June 2018.

  • Paul Jorgensen, Geoboo Song, and Michael Jones. "Public Support for Campaign Finance Reform: The Role of Policy Narratives, Cultural Predispositions, and Political Knowledge in Collective Preference Formation," Social Science Quarterly 99, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2018): 216-230.

  • Paul Jorgensen. "The Politics of Policy Formulation: Overcoming Subsystem Dynamics," Handbook of Policy Formulation. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2017: 449-462.

  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. Fifty Shades of Green: High Finance, Political Money, and the U.S. Congress. Working Paper at the Roosevelt Institute, May 2017.

  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. How Money Drives U.S. Congressional Elections. Institute for New Economic Thinking Working Paper No. 48, August 2016.

  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. "Party Competition and Industrial Structure in the 2012 Elections Who's Really Driving the Taxi to the Dark Side?," International Journal of Political Economy 42, no. 2 (2013): 3-41.

  • Paul Jorgensen. "Pharmaceuticals, Political Money, and Public Policy: A Theoretical and Empirical Agenda," Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 14, no. 3 (2013): 561-570.

  • Michael Jones and Paul Jorgensen. "Mind the Gap? Political Advertisements and Congressional Election Results," Journal of Political Marketing 11, no. 3 (2012): 165-188.

  • Paul Jorgensen. "Campaigning on Fruit, Nuts, and Wine," Political Research Quarterly 63, no. 1 (2010): 16-28.



Selected Presentations


  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. "Industrial Structure and Political Outcomes," Structures and Transformations: An Interdisciplinary Matrix for Political Economy, Academia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy (October 2017)

  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. "Industrial Structure and Political Outcomes in an Age of Hunger Games: Donald Trump and the 2016 Elections," Reawakening: From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Times, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Edinburgh, Scotland (October 2017)

  • Daniel Chomsky and Paul Jorgensen. "A Critical Examination of Party Theory," 50th Anniversary of the Caucus for New Political Science, Caucus for New Political Science, South Padre Island, Texas (February 2017)

  • Cynthia Paccacerqua and Paul Jorgensen. "Stripped of Its Halo: The Neoclassical Contract as Racial Contract," International Social Philosophy Conference, North American Society for Social Philosophy, Ottawa, Canada (July 2016)

  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. "How Money Drives U.S. Congressional Elections: More Evidence," Annual Meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Paris, France (April 2015)

  • Paul Jorgensen, Michael Jones, and Geoboo Song. "Prospects for Campaign Finance Reform: The Role of Political Knowledge, Attitudes, and Narratives in Collective Policy Preference Formation," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois (April 2015)

  • Thomas Ferguson, Paul Jorgensen, and Jie Chen. "Poles Apart? Party Polarization and Industrial Structure in American Politics Now - A Preliminary Quantitative Assessment," Annual Meeting of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Hong Kong, China (April 2013)

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