Matthew Lacombe

Program Area(s):  American Politics

Dissertation Title:

Beyond Money: The National Rifle Association and Interest Group Power

Dissertation Committee:  Daniel Galvin (Chair), Anthony Chen, Benjamin Page, Jason Seawright

Research Interests: political power; parties; interest groups; the U.S. presidency; American Political Development; inequality and representation; mixed methods; historical institutionalism

My dissertation uses the case of the National Rifle Association to identify and explain a previously hidden source of interest group power. In addition to my dissertation, I am currently working on several other projects, including a long-term study that examines the political preferences and behavior of U.S. billionaires.