Public Choice

, Volume 133, Issue 1, pp 107-110

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Campaign finance reform and electoral competition: Comment

  • Thomas StratmannAffiliated withJames M. Buchanan Center, George Mason University Email author 
  • , Francisco J. Aparicio-CastilloAffiliated withCIDE - División de Estudios Políticos

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Campaign finance regulation is an important issue for democracies. Proponents of stricter contribution limits believe it will improve competitiveness. Opponents argue that contribution caps are just a mask for incumbency protection. This paper comments on John Lott’s 2006 article in “Campaign Finance Reform and Electoral Competition” in Public Choice.


Campaign contribution limits Competitiveness of candidate elections