Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52163
Polk, Andreas (2002). Lobbying Activities of Multinational Firms. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 205, University of Zurich.
This paper investigates if multinationals in.uence the political process through lobbying more effectively than national firms. First, I introduce a model which contrasts a multinational’s incentives for lobbying with those of a national firm. Then the effect of lobbying on the political decision is analyzed. I conclude that multinationals have smaller incentives to lobby because they have smaller stakes in national markets. But the effectiveness of lobbying by multinationals might be higher if the government cares much about production in the home country. The resulting regulation depends on the relative strength of these effects.
|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics|
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
|JEL Classification:||D72, F23, L51|
|Deposited On:||29 Nov 2011 23:32|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 07:02|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute|
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