What you know and whom you meet: 

how relationships Affect lobbying activities and politics

The talk focuses on recent trends in lobbying activities, their implications on politics, and the old dilemma of gaining policy relevant information but avoiding capture by special interests.



Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University. Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow, Harvard University.

Thomas Groll received his PhD in economics from the University of Oregon in 2012. He also holds a Diplom/MSc in economics (2008) from the University of Konstanz, Germany and a MSc in economics (2006) from the University of Oregon. His main academic interests relate to topics in public economics, industrial organization, political economy, and applied microeconomics.


9:00 PM @ experimental cocktail club


*Entrance over 21