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Big Business Owners in Politics

Pramuan Bunkanwanicha and Yupana Wiwattanakantang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2009; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Financial Markets; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 15495 words.

This paper investigates a little studied but common mechanism that firms use to obtain state favors: business owners themselves seeking election to top office. Using Thailand as a research...

Court-Ordered Campaign Finance Deregulation and Stock Value of Contributors

Haishan Yuan.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Other Economic Systems; Law and Economics. 13880 words.

The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 addressed two issues, soft money and independent expenditures on issue ads for electoral advocacy. The Supreme Court initially upheld most...

How Business Community Institutions Can Help Fight Corruption

Avinash K. Dixit.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Law and Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Other Economic Systems. 7691 words.

Collective action by the business community to counter corruption in the award of government licenses and contracts is analyzed, by analogy with contract enforcement institutions studied by...

Media Influence on Courts: Evidence from Civil Case Adjudication

Claire S. H. Lim.

in American Law and Economics Review

March 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Tort Law; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 13343 words.

This paper quantitatively assesses media influence on civil case adjudication in U.S. state courts. It shows that media influence substantially mitigates disparity in damage awards across...