Firm-Level Determinants of Political Influence

24 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2010

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Alberto Chong

University of Ottawa

Mark Gradstein

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Abstract

This paper uses a large cross-country survey of business firms to assess their influence on government policies. When controlling for endogeneity, we find that such an influence is associated with larger firms and to a lesser extent with government ownership, but not with the degree of competition. We also find that firms' perception of being politically influential is enhanced with the country's level of institutional quality.

Suggested Citation

Chong, Alberto and Gradstein, Mark, Firm-Level Determinants of Political Influence. Economics & Politics, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 233-256, November 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1684878 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0343.2009.00355.x

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