Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2017

Department

Political Science

Language

English

Publication Title

Journal of Public Economics

Abstract

This paper contributes to a growing literature that explains why individuals contribute to political campaigns. We build a panel dataset that follows contributors from primary to general elections to quantify the persistence of giving in political contests. Those who gave to winning candidates in the primary were most likely to contribute again in the general election. Next, we use an instrumental variable strategy to document that within party negative advertising decreases the probability that individuals contribute to their preferred party in the general election, regardless of whether they initially contributed to a winning or losing primary candidate.

Comments

Published as:
Niebler, Sarah, and Carly Urban. "Does Negative Advertising Affect Giving Behavior? Evidence From Campaign Contributions." Journal of Public Economics 146 (2017): 15-26.

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DOI

10.1016/j.jpubeco.2016.12.001

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