Electoral Cycles Through Lobbying

25 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2010

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Marco Bonomo

Insper Institute of Education and Research

Cristina Terra

ESSEC Business School; University of Cergy-Pontoise - THEMA


In this paper, we build a framework where the interplay between the lobby power of special interest groups and the voting power of the majority of the population leads to political business cycles. We apply our setup to explain electoral cycles in government expenditure composition, aggregate expenditures, and real exchange rates.

Suggested Citation

Bonomo, Marco and Terra, Cristina, Electoral Cycles Through Lobbying. Economics & Politics, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 446-470, November 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1684886 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0343.2010.00371.x

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Cristina Terra

ESSEC Business School ( email )

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