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Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

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Alexander Hertel-Fernandez is an assistant professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University where he studies American political economy with a focus on the politics of business, labor, wealthy donors, and policy. His most recent book, State Capture (Oxford University Press, 2019), examines how networks of conservative activists, donors, and businesses built organizations to successfully reshape public policy across the states and why progressives failed in similar efforts. His previous book, Politics at Work (Oxford, 2018), examines how employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and policy. His research has appeared in leading academic research journals and media outlets.

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