Sunday, August 16, 2009

should we tax or cap political contributions?

In the spirit of unabashed self-promotion, here is a summary of some of my own research, as it appeared in the University of Miami B-School Buzz:
With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to address campaign finance reform in its next term, new research from Christopher Cotton, an assistant professor of economics, offers fresh insight on the issue. The study uses game theory to compare two reform options: contribution limits and taxing campaign contributions. His conclusion? Taxing campaign contributions is the better solution. The research is published in the August issue of the Journal of Public Economics.
Link to working paper version or final version on journal website.

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