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Collective Action and Group Size Paradox

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  • Esteban, J.
  • Ray, D.

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The Olson Paradox referes to the observation that larger groups may be less successful in furthering their interests. We address the paradox within an explicit game-theoretic model of lobbying.

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Paper provided by El Instituto de Estudios Economicos de Galicia Pedro Barrie de la Maza in its series Papers with number 23.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:ieegpb:23

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Postal: El Instituto de Estudios Economicos de Galicia Pedro Barrie de la Maza. Canton Grande, 9. 15003 La Coruña, Spain

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Keywords: DECISION MAKING ; LOBBYING ; GAME THEORY;

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