ROBERT K. GOIDEL AND DONALD A. GROSS
Reconsidering the 'Myths and Realities' of Campaign Finance Reform
Legislative Studies Quarterly XXI:129-49

Our analysis uses simulations to consider the likely impact of campaign finance reform on electoral outcomes and electoral competitiveness. The analysis improves upon previous research by both utilizing more than a single econometric model as a basis for the simulations and utilizing a wide range of campaign finance scenarios. Conclusions as to the likely impact campaign finance reform has on electoral competitiveness rely on the model employed and the type of campaign finance reform considered.