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Public Financing of Campaigns: A Statistical Analysis

February 3, 2007

David M. Primo, Jeffrey Milyo, Ph.D.

The partial or full financing of elections at all levels of government is a central mission of the campaign reform community, but it faces vocal opposition from groups concerned about the normative implications of government-regulated speech. Many of the arguments that emerge in the debate over public financing are based on testable but unproven assertions, yet presented as fact. To wit....

Public Financing of Campaigns: A Statistical Analysis  


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