Cooperative Lobbying and Endogenous Trade Policy
AbstractThis paper considers trade policies in a small open economy in which two influential interest groups lobby the government. Since competitive lobbying leads to excess rent-seeking expenditures, the lobbies have an incentive to cooperate. The outcome of cooperative lobbying is characterized in terms of lobbying and bargaining power of the two groups. Two important results are derived. First, if the power of competing interest groups is balanced, then cooperation leads to free trade. Second, if it is unbalanced, cooperation may, on the contrary, increase protection. Copyright 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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Volume (Year): 93 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3-4 (December)
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