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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 ...