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On the Buyability of Voting Bodies

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Source: On the Buyability of Voting Bodies

Volume/Issue: 2007/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867299

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voting, voter, election,

We study vote buying by competing interest groups in a variety of electoral and contractual settings. While increasing the size of a voting body reduces its buyability in the absence of competition, we show that la...

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars »

Source: A Fistful of Dollars : Lobbying and the Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2009/287

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , Thierry Tressel , and Prachi Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874327

Keywords: Lobbying, mortgage lending, mortgage, predatory lending, mortgages, consumer protection,

Using detailed information on lobbying and mortgage lending activities, we find that lenders lobbying more on issues related to mortgage lending (i) had higher loan-to-income ratios, (ii) securitized more intensive...

Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond

Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond »

Source: Bank Lobbying: Regulatory Capture and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2019/171

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , and Thomas Lambert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2019

ISBN: 9781484347546

Keywords: Financial regulation and supervision, Financial crises, Gross domestic product, Financial institutions, Financial services, banks, regulatory capture, lobbying, political economy, regulation

In this paper, we discuss whether and how bank lobbying can lead to regulatory capture and have real consequences through an overview of the motivations behind bank lobbying and of recent empirical evidence on the...

Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice1

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Source: Regionalism or Multilateralism? A Political Economy Choice

Volume/Issue: 2008/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giorgia Albertin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451869279

Keywords: Regional Trade Agreement, Multilateral Trade Agreement, Lobbying, regional trade, trade agreement, free trade, free trade agreement,

This paper provides a political economy analysis of the incentives underpinning a country's decision to enter a regional trade agreement when a multilateral free trade agreement is available, and of how entering a...

Trade Integration and Political Turbulence

Trade Integration and Political Turbulence »

Source: Trade Integration and Political Turbulence : Environmental Policy Consequences

Volume/Issue: 2001/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Muthukumara Mani , and Per Fredriksson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2001

ISBN: 9781451856965

Keywords: political instability, lobbying, uncertainty, environmental regulations, environmental policy, trade integration, environmental policies, economic integration, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections

This paper seeks to contribute to the unresolved issue of the effect of economic integration on environmental policy. In particular, we discuss the joint impact of trade openness and political uncertainty. Our theo...

Corruption, Competition, and Contracts

Corruption, Competition, and Contracts »

Source: Corruption, Competition, and Contracts : A Model of Vote Buying

Volume/Issue: 2006/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862713

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voter, voting, interest groups, interest group, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Legislatures

In the presence of competing interest groups, this paper examines how the form of votebuying contracts affects policy outcomes. We study contracts contingent upon individual votes, policy outcomes, and/or vote shar...

Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts

Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts »

Source: Doing More for Less? New Evidence on Lobbying and Government Contracts

Volume/Issue: 2019/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Senay Agca , Deniz Igan , Fuhong Li , and Prachi Mishra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2019

ISBN: 9781498315241

Keywords: National income accounts, National income accounting, Government expenditures, Industry, Trade policy, Political connections, lobbying, rent seeking, government spending, procurement

Why do firms lobby? This paper exploits the unanticipated sequestration of federal budget accounts in March 2013 that reduced the availability of government funds disbursed through procurement contracts to shed lig...

Winning Connections? Special Interests and the Sale of Failed Banks

Winning Connections? Special Interests and the Sale of Failed Banks »

Source: Winning Connections? Special Interests and the Sale of Failed Banks

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deniz Igan , Thomas Lambert , Wolf Wagner , and Quxian Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2017

ISBN: 9781484330104

Keywords: Western Hemisphere, United States, Bank resolution, Financial crisis, Rent seeking, Failed banks, Lobbying, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Elections, Legislatures

We study how lobbying affects the resolution of failed banks, using a sample of FDIC auctions between 2007 and 2014. We show that bidding banks that lobby regulators have a higher probability of winning an auction....

The Persistence of Corruption and Regulatory Compliance Failures

The Persistence of Corruption and Regulatory Compliance Failures »

Source: The Persistence of Corruption and Regulatory Compliance Failures : Theory and Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2003/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Per Fredriksson , Muthukumara Mani , and Richard Damania

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858594

Keywords: rule of law, lobbying, political instability, bureaucracy, judicial efficiency, political stability, political economy, common law, judicial system, Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking

This paper examines the reasons why corruption and policy distortions tend to exhibit a high degree of persistence in certain regimes. We identify circumstances under which a firm seeks to evade regulations by (1)...

On the Buyability of Voting Bodies

On the Buyability of Voting Bodies »

Volume/Issue: 2007/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Felix Vardy , and John Morgan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451867299.001

ISBN: 9781451867299

Keywords: Vote buying, lobbying, elections, voters, voting, voter, election,

We study vote buying by competing interest groups in a variety of electoral and contractual settings. While increasing the size of a voting body reduces its buyability in the absence of competition, we show that la...