Faculty News | Boston Globe | 07
The Honorable Senator's buddies
Re: Lauren H. Cohen & Christopher J. Malloy
Researchers at Harvard Business School found that members of Congress are significantly influenced by colleagues who happen to be alumni from the same school, especially if a vote is close and less important to home-state business interests. For votes that are important to home-state business interests, having more executives who went to the same school as the politician makes it more likely that the politician will vote in their favor.