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Industrial Structure, Campaign Contributions And Policy Outcomes. Dissertation, Andrew Ewoh Dec 1992

Industrial Structure, Campaign Contributions And Policy Outcomes. Dissertation, Andrew Ewoh

Andrew I.E. Ewoh

The study examines whether businesses in concentrated and/or highly regulated industries are more likely to make large campaign contributions in the attempt to reduce tax rates and increase retained earnings. While a number of studies have explored business-government relations, direct empirical explorations of the problem reported conflicting results. The diversity of results coupled with various explanations about the extent of business influence on public policy calls not only for further research, but also the use of alternative methodologies.

To this end, this study proposes a dual analytical framework based on contemporary theories of business power and political influence. The ...


Speed Variance, Enforcement, And The Optimal Speed Limit, Philip E. Graves, Dwight Lee, Robert L. Sexton Dec 1992

Speed Variance, Enforcement, And The Optimal Speed Limit, Philip E. Graves, Dwight Lee, Robert L. Sexton

Robert L Sexton

A model of the optimal speed limit is developed which explicitly recognizes the roles of average speed, speed variance, and the level of enforcement. An unusual result emerges, namely that a higher speed limit may be optimal when reducing the variance in highway speeds reduces accident externalities.