Lobbying expenditures on migration: a descriptive analysis

Facchini, Giovanni and Mayda, Anna Maria and Mishra, Prachi (2015) Lobbying expenditures on migration: a descriptive analysis. CESifo Economic Studies, 61 (3-4). pp. 560-604. ISSN 1612-7501

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In this paper we carry out a descriptive analysis of lobbying expenditures on migration in the US between 1998 and 2005. While PAC contributions and lobbying are in general positively correlated, our results suggest that this is not the case when it comes to lobbying on migration. As a result, any analysis of the role of lobbying in migration should not focus on PAC contributions alone. Comparing lobbying on migration and trade, we find that substantially more resources are spent on the latter than on the former. Finally, lobbying on migration appears to be more concentrated than lobbying on trade both across sectors and across organizations.

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Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in CESifo Economic Studies following peer review. The version of record Giovanni Facchini, Anna Maria Mayda, and Prachi Mishra Lobbying Expenditures on Migration: a Descriptive Analysis CESifo Economic Studies 2015 61: 560-604 is available online at: http://cesifo.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/3-4/560.full
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/cesifo/ifv003
Depositing User: Thakrar, Anandi
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 11:24
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 23:16
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/30495

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