How Much Does Money Matter in a Direct Democracy?
Princeton University Law and Public Affairs Working Paper
6 Pages Posted: 31 May 2005
Date Written: February 4, 2005
This paper reviews the statistical literature on the effects of money on voter initiative and referendum campaigns. It discusses the main findings in the literature and identifies the shortcomings in statistical methods and results. It then discusses how one might approach these shortcomings with a new research design, with specific reference to work by Professor Thomas Stratmann.
Keywords: Referendums, initiatives, direct democracy, campaign finance
JEL Classification: H7, K3
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