Some talk: Money in politics. A (partial) review of the literature

  title={Some talk: Money in politics. A (partial) review of the literature},
  author={Thomas Stratmann},
  journal={Public Choice},
The financing of political campaigns is an area of active scholarly study. I review some of the recent literature and discuss important methodological issues that arise in empirical research on campaign expenditures and campaign contributions. The effects of campaign expenditures and advertising on candidate and ballot-measure elections are summarized, as are the impacts of contributions on contributors’ welfare. Many states have changed their campaign finance laws in the past few years, and I… Expand

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