Inequality and Cost of Electoral Campaigns in Latin America
This article explores theoretic and empirically the effects of inequality on the cost of electoral campaigns. An electoral competition model suggests that electoral campaigns costs increase with the level of inequality. That result stresses the need of careful campaign financing regulation in highlyunequal Latin America. An econometric analysis of Brazilian 2002 and 2004 elections at the state and municipal levels confirms that result, especially for the municipal elections. Moreover, according to the empirical results, the lower the age dispersion and the higher the education dispersion of voters, the more expensive are the electoral campaigns.
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