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A restriction on lobbyist donations

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This paper studies the consequences of a fine for violating a ceiling on permissible donations in a competition for a political prize. Increasing the fine can increase or decrease the amount of expected donations in equilibrium.

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  • Kline, Brendan, 2009. "A restriction on lobbyist donations," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 104(3), pages 129-132, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:104:y:2009:i:3:p:129-132
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    Lobbying All-pay auction;

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