John G. Matsusaka

Political economist focusing on government budgets and taxes, initiatives and referendums

Executive Director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute at USC

Charles F. Sexton Chair in American Enterprise, and professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business

Professor of Business and Law, USC Gould School of Law

Professor of Political Science, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Expertise

  • Election 2016
  • political economy
  • government budgets, taxes, spending
  • corporate and industrial organization: restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, diversification
  • initiatives, referendums and other ballot┬ápropositions

Additional Information

  • Author: For the Many or the Few: The Initiative, Public Policy, and American Democracy (2004)
  • Served as a consultant for the White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • Executive Director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute at USC, which studies and tracks ballot measures and propositions throughout the country

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