Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to campaign advertising and its effects.
2012 working paper by University of Minnesota and the University of Kansas on the relationship between firms’ political donations and corporate performance.
2012 research review of overarching questions yet to be answered in campaign 2012.
2012 paper from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about the dynamics of transparency and the geographical location of state capitals.
2008 study by George Washington University and the University of Texas at Austin on political advertisements and effects on voter groups.
2011 study from Colby College on history and trends relating to presidential campaign finance.
2006 study from the University of Arizona on the factors that most strongly predict the duration of presidential candidacies.
2011 study in the Journal of Political Marketing looks at patterns of fundraising during the presidential primaries in 2008.
2010 study from Duke University on the dynamics of the U.S. presidential nominating system.
Study in Politics & Society on rising American income inequality and root political causes.
2011 study from St. Louis University on the success of corporations in securing government contracts through campaign donations.
2011 Congressional Research Service report on the campaign finance landscape that is evolving in American politics.
2011 study in the American Political Science Review on how cycles of bribery can trap developing countries in corruption.
2011 study in Business and Politics on the performance of stocks purchased by members of Congress.
2011 Journal of Politics study on partisan bias in how scandals are covered by U.S. news organizations.
2008 paper by the Valparaiso University School of Law on mortgage interest rates and the potential role of the FHA in providing mortgages to low-income home buyers.
2008 study by the International Monetary Fund quantifying if and how different groups influence immigration policy.