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The Implication of Groups with Direct Influences on Political Decision-Making: It’s a Chance to Stoke up Governments’ Role?


  • Antonio García Lorenzo

    () (Universidad de A Coruña)

  • Javier Prado Domínguez

    () (Universidad de A Coruña)


In this work we present a model basis on Bernheim-Whinston model, which considers that political decisions are the result of various interactions between groups with direct influence (GDI) on political decision making. According to our approach, this model stokes up government role which consists in to strengthen not only the competitiveness amongst lobbies which occurs in an flawed market and non-market and political framework, but also in the creation of counterweight power among the aforementioned lobbies, therefore a explicit regulation is required to give an efficient response to rapid politician market changes.

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  • Antonio García Lorenzo & Javier Prado Domínguez, 2006. "The Implication of Groups with Direct Influences on Political Decision-Making: It’s a Chance to Stoke up Governments’ Role?," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 176(1), pages 73-85, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:hpe:journl:y:2006:v:176:i:1:p:73-85

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    flawed state; political decision-making; groups with direct influence (GDI); competitiveness; counterweight powers; and explicit regulation.;

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation
    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
    • H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government


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