Michael Malbin has been one of the most important and careful scholars tracking empirical developments in campaign finance as a professor at SUNY Albany and for 21 years as director of the influential Campaign Finance Institute. I rely on CFI analyses in my own work all the time. Michael has just retired as CFI director.
CFI became a division of the National Institute on Money in Politics in 2018. Michael became a member of NIMP’s board on Friday. He will continue teaching at the University at Albany. Brendan Glavin will be staying on at CFI/NIMP.