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Dynamic Model of Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M. (Ohio State University)
  • Lin, Tse-Min (Ohio State University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1996-12-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
campaign expenditures; campaign finance; congressional elections; political campaigns
Description
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) Files submitted include BOX.SAV, an SPSS data file used for the article, and CODEBOOK.WP, which consists of a definition of variables, SPSS transformations, and relevant data tables. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1120 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Lin, Tse-Min. A dynamic model of campaign spending in congressional elections. Political Analysis.6, 37-66.1997.
    • ID: 10.1093/pan/6.1.37 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M.; Lin, Tse-Min (1996): Dynamic Model of Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01120.v1