Relations between Politicians and Stakeholders
Jul 29, 2013: There is a general consensus among economists that stakeholders can influence the allocation of economic resources. The effects on the economy can be positive or negative. Against this background, what is the relationship between politicians and lobbyists? In CESifo Working Paper Nr. 4325 Silke Friedrich develops a model that explains the relationship between lobbies and politics. The model describes why governments continue to support stakeholders long after the economic benefits from the projects that originally gave rise to the lobbies have been reaped.