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Firm characteristics and influence on government rule-making: Theory and evidence

Aisbett, Emma; McAusland, Carol


An adversarial game is used to model a firm's intrinsic and exerted influence over a regulator. Data from the World Business Environment Survey provide strong evidence in support of model hypotheses across a wide range of government agents, countries, and regulatory areas. Of particular relevance to public debate, the theory and econometric analysis show that large firms are more likely to be influential and to benefit from subsidies and low tax constraints. However, large firms are also likely...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Political Economy
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2012.09.005


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