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Market-based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy

From Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Durante, Brian Knight, Eliana La Ferrara: An extensive literature has studied lobbying by special interest groups. We analyze a novel lobbying channel: lobbying businessmen-politicians through business proxies. When a politician controls a business, firms attempting to curry … Continue reading

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Can Lower Taxes Be Bought? The Role of Business Rent-Seeking

Robert Chirinko and Dan Wilson have a paper in which they estimate the economic value of $1 corporate donation in terms of lower corporate tax liabilities and find it is worth roughly $6.65. Abstract: The standard model of strategic tax competition assumes that … Continue reading

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