Determinants of interest group formation
AbstractIt is widely recognized that interest groups affect both microeconomic and macroeconomic outcomes. However, few researchers have attempted to discern empirically the factors that contribute to interest group activity. This paper provides a test of several theories of group formation in a panel setting. A nationâs stability, socioeconomic development, political system, size, and diversity all appear to contribute to interest group formation, as predicted by theory.
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Volume (Year): 133 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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Interest groups; Formation;
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