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Incumbency and expenditure bleg

- February 25, 2009

John Quiggin emails me with a question.

bq. I need to look at the following question: do systems with high levels of campaign expenditure show weaker or stronger advantages for incumbency. My intuition, based almost entirely on the US is “stronger”, but I thought someone might have looked at this more systematically.

I’m unqualified to answer this question (not that this always stops me …) – what do people who are more familiar with this literature have to say?

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