Transparency and special interests
AbstractIn this paper opposing lobbies influence a politician via contributions. Society may grant access to decision relevant information. Transparency maximizes welfare if the lobbies have a similar size. Secrecy is optimal if their size is comparable, but not too similar.
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Volume (Year): 106 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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