Lobby interaction and trade policy

Tatyana Chesnokova*

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The paper introduces interaction between organized lobbies in the protection-for-sale framework. Special interest groups provide unconditional contributions such that the marginal contribution of a lobby is decreasing in the total sum collected by the government. In contrast to the protection-for-sale model, not only the proportion of the population that owns capital in the organized sectors, but also the number of lobbies, matters for trade policy. It is also shown that an increase in the number of lobbies has a nonmonotone effect on each lobby's contribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-765
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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