Skip to search
Skip to main content
Title starts with
Author (sorted by title)
Call number (browse)
Princeton University Library Catalog
A Dynamic Model of Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections [electronic resource] / Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Tse-Min Lin
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996.
Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
ICPSR (Series) ; 1120.
[More in this series]
Use of these data are restricted to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff for non-commercial statistical analysis and research purposes only.
In contrast to conventional studies on campaign finance, which focus on the aggregate effect of money on the vote, we propose a more general dynamic model based on temporally disaggregated data. The model is supported by the substantive understanding that at different stages of the campaign process candidates have different goals, and their expenditures should have different effects on the final election outcome. Using Achen's (1986) framework of quasi-experiments, the model includes dynamic ''assignment equations'' and ''outcome equations,'' which address the problem of nonrandom assignment. A final vote equation is derived in which the coefficients of period-specific incumbent expenditures are constrained by an Almon polynomial. Empirical estimation provide evidence for a three-stage dynamic process.
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Type of data
University of Texas Graduate School Research Officeand the Mortar Board Foundation.
Mode of access: Intranet.
Also available as downloadable files.
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage.
Ask a Question
Suggest a Correction
Report Harmful Language