Menu

Search

Beth A. Rosenson

Beth A. Rosenson

Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

Professor Rosenson received her M.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 1989, and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. She also worked as a journalist in the Boston area covering politics, education, and crime. Her research and teaching interests include political ethics and corruption, legislative behavior, media and politics, comparative state politics, and American political development. The main theme animating her research is an interest in understanding democratic accountability, particularly with reference to legislators. She has a special interest in the role that political reform measures and the media play in constraining and shaping legislative behavior. Her book Shadowlands of Conduct: Ethics and State Politics(Georgetown University Press, 2005) examined the enactment (and limitations) of conflict of interest laws for legislators in the American states over the past half-century.

Her work has also been published in various journals, including Legislative Studies Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly. In addition to her book, Professor Rosenson has published on media bias and media coverage of state legislatures; on the effects of conflict of interest laws, campaign finance laws, and the initiative process; on who gives and who gets privately sponsored Congressional travel; and on variation in Congressional support for Israel. Current projects include a book manuscript that examines the content and partisanship of House ethics investigations from 1798-2011. She is also working on a journal article manuscript on media coverage of gaffes by presidential candidates, and another on newspaper endorsements of presidential candidates.

US under Trump Series

Explainer: The Trumps' conflict of interest issues

Apr 20, 2017 03:24 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Ivanka Trump recently gave an interview to CBS television in which she attempted to answer concerns about her role as an official adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, and potential conflicts of interest from her...

1 

Economy

JGBs inch down slightly on Fed interest rate hike optimism

Japanese government bonds inched lower slightlyon Mondayas investors remained optimistic about the Federal Reserve interest rate hikeon Wednesdayand followed by three more next year. Also, strong risk sentiments among...

Australian bonds slump following weakness in U.S. Treasuries; FOMC decision in focus

Australian government bonds slumpedon Mondayfollowing weakness in the U.S. Treasuries as investors remained optimistic about December and three more rate hike by the Federal Reserve next year. The yield on the benchmark...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 11th December 2017

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today and all with low to medium volatility risks Upcoming: Italy: Retail sales report for October will be published at 9:00 GMT. Greece: industrial production...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 8th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Hoe loans down 0.6 percent in October. Investment lending for homes grew 1.6...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 7th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: October trade balance came at $105 million. Upcoming: Japan:...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Science

Scientists Prevent Weight Gain Despite High Fat Diet

The alarming rate of obesity and weight gain in industrialized nations is one of the most concerning health issues plaguing developed countries today. Scientists might have just come much closer to finally ending this...

Study Says Air Pollution Makes Exercise Pointless, Poses Huge Health Risks To Unborn Babies

Scientists have been encouraging older people to exercise in order to stay healthy, but according to a recent study, air pollution makes this rather pointless. Whats more, another study found that a dirty atmosphere has...

Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of...

Smartphone Addiction Increases Anxiety And Depression, Study Finds

It might feel like the same old story, where elders take issue with new technology and tell the younger generation that their addiction to gadgets would result in problems. However, this time, tutting adults might have...

Thousands Of HIV Patients To Be Injected With HIV Vaccine In Human Trials

Even though HIV has been part of the human consciousness for several decades, creating a cure has proven difficult. Now, an international collaboration is about to perform human trials by injecting thousands of patients...

Technology

Far Cry 5 Delayed Due To Ubisoft’s Newfound Commitment To Quality

Ubisoft just announced that it will be delaying the release of several of its upcoming titles, including Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2. This is apparently due to the success of Assassins Creed Origins, which is currently being...

Net Neutrality Death May Or May Not Kill Bitcoin, Experts Disagree With Each Other

One of the biggest hot-button topics in the American political landscape right now is Net Neutrality and the upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to kill it. While many fear that the death of a free...

Vine Creator Teases New App, Could It Be Vine 2.0?

Reports that the creator of the previously popular app Vine was making a follow-up app started circulating recently when he revealed that he was working on a side project. Now, Dom Hofmann is teasing the internet with an...

Steam No Longer Accepts Bitcoin For Video Game Purchase

Even though Bitcoin is continuing to skyrocket in value, at least one prominent tech entity is jumping off the crypto bandwagon instead of on it. Valve just announced that it would no longer accept the digital currency on...

Accidental Leak Of God Of War March 2018 Release Date Might Have Been Intentional

Gamers recently spotted a release date on the PlayStation Stores God of War page. At the time, the page said that Kratos is coming back on March 22, 2018. The date has since been changed to December 31, 2018, but many are...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

December 10 23:50 UTC Released

JPBusiness Survey Index*

Actual

9.7 %

Forecast

Previous

9.4 %

December 9 01:30 UTC Released

CNPPI YY*

Actual

5.8 %

Forecast

5.9 %

Previous

6.9 %

December 11 07:00 UTC 8686m

TRCurrent Account Balance*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-4.527 Bln USD

December 11 09:00 UTC 206206m

ITRetail Sales SA MM

Actual

Forecast

Previous

0.9 %

December 11 09:00 UTC 206206m

ITRetail Sales NSA YY

Actual

Forecast

Previous

3.4 %

December 11 11:30 UTC 356356m

TREndYear CPI Fcst/Cb Svy*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

10.68 %

December 11 15:00 UTC 566566m

USEmployment Trends*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

135.6 tln

December 11 15:00 UTC 566566m

USJOLTS Job Openings*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

6.093 Mln

December 11 21:00 UTC 926926m

KRExport Price Growth YY*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

8 %

December 11 21:00 UTC 926926m

KRImport Price Growth YY*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

6.8 %

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.