Special Interest Groups and Trade Policy in the EU

CIDEI Working Paper No. 69

27 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2006

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Marianna Belloc

Sapienza University of Rome - Department of Economics

Paolo Guerrieri

University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Department of Economics

Date Written: February 28, 2007

Abstract

The aim of this work is to employ theoretical and empirical analysis on the role of special interest groups in the determination of the EU trade policy. We build a two-stage game model of trade policy formation in a multisector-multicountry framework. We obtain the level of protection as a function of industry characteristics, in addition to political and economic factors at member state and European levels. The model is then tested by 2SLS estimation using data for 15 countries and 41 sectors. The econometric output suggests empirical support to model's predictions as it highlights an important role for both national and European groups in trade policy making.

Keywords: Lobbying, policy making, trade policy, European Union

JEL Classification: D71, D78, F13, F15

Suggested Citation

Belloc, Marianna and Guerrieri Paleotti, Paolo, Special Interest Groups and Trade Policy in the EU (February 28, 2007). CIDEI Working Paper No. 69, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=919812 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.919812

Marianna Belloc (Contact Author)

Sapienza University of Rome - Department of Economics ( email )

Via del Castro Laurenziano 9
Rome, 00161
Italy

Paolo Guerrieri Paleotti

University of Rome "La Sapienza" - Department of Economics ( email )

Via del Castro Laurenziano 9
Rome, 00161
Italy

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