Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the Southeastern Economic Theory Conference at the University of Florida, October, 1990 and the North American Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society in Washington, D.C., December, 1990. The support of the Columbia University Council for Research in the Social Sciences and the advice of Steven Ansolabehere, David Austen-Smith, David Baron, William Brock, Dennis Coates, Susan Edleman, Larry Kenny, Steve Magee, Michael Munger, Brian Roberts, Steven Slutsky, and an anonymous referee are gratefully acknowledged. The authors' assume responsibility for all errors.
ELECTIONS AND THE THEORY OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: A SURVEY AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS*
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2006
Economics & Politics
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 79–108, March 1992
How to Cite
Morton, R. and Cameron, C. (1992), ELECTIONS AND THE THEORY OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: A SURVEY AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS. Economics & Politics, 4: 79–108. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0343.1992.tb00056.x
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2006
The formal theory of campaign contributions in elections has expanded in the past decade. The basic assumptions and results of these models are examined and analyzed. The assumptions of the models are often inappropriate for the political actors considered and the results are sometimes not empirically supported. We suggest ways in which these models may be altered to alleviate some of these problems.