Paul   D.  Jorgensen

Assistant Professor  

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

Dr. Paul D. Jorgensen





Selected Publications


  • 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 (2017).

  • 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.

  • Thomas James and Paul Jorgensen. "Policy Knowledge and Change: Revisiting a Foundational Question," Policy Studies Journal 37, no. 1 (2009): 141-162.

  • Glen Krutz and Paul Jorgensen. "Winnowing in Environmental Policy: Jurisdictional Opportunities and Constraints," Review of Policy Research 25, no. 3 (2008): 219-231.



Selected Presentations


  • 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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POLS 4362 01 - Money, Politics, & Policy:
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POLS 2306 09 - TX Gov & Pol:
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