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Bribes, Lobbying and Industrial Structure

Roy Cerqueti (), Raffaella Coppier () and Gustavo Piga ()
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Roy Cerqueti: Sapienza University of Rome
Raffaella Coppier: University of Macerata
Gustavo Piga: CEIS & DEF, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", http://www.ceistorvergata.it

No 511, CEIS Research Paper from Tor Vergata University, CEIS

Abstract: This paper deals with the relationship between regulatory compliance, bureaucratic corruption, lobbying and the industrial structure of a country. We show that lobbying and bureaucratic corruption can coexist at the macro level when we allow for heterogeneity in firm size. Countries with similar level of development are often characterized by very different industrial structures: we show the implications this has for the level of compliance, corruption and lobbying in that country. Welfare implications of our model point toward encouraging policies that support the small business sector of an economy and toward exible regulatory policies meant to suppress regulation for small enough firms.

Keywords: Bureaucratic Corruption; Lobbying; Industrial Organization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H26 K42 L51 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2021-03-11, Revised 2021-03-11
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-law, nep-ore and nep-reg
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