Why the Weak Win: The Strategic Role of Investment in Lobbying
Recent empirical work suggests that old er and less efficient industries are typically more successful at securing trade protection and income support. Similarly, environmentally damaging industries often lobby effectively for less stringent environmental regulations. This paper explains the lobbying success of these industries in terms of strategic role of investment as a credible commitment device.
|Date of creation:||1998|
|Publication status:||Published in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, July 2001, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp. 1-22 as "When the Weak Win: The Role of Investment in Environmental Lobbying"|
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