Lobbying and Information in Politics

9 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2002

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John M. de Figueiredo

Duke University School of Law; Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Date Written: June 2002


This paper introduces the special issue on lobbying of "Business and Politics." It explains why the source of real influence in politics is not money or campaign finance contributions. Rather, the paper argues that lobbying and information provision by interest groups to politicians is a much more important factor in explaining governmental policy outcomes.

Suggested Citation

de Figueiredo, John M., Lobbying and Information in Politics (June 2002). Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 369. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=318969 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.318969

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