Why favor large incubents? : A note on lobbying in transition

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Title: Why favor large incubents? : A note on lobbying in transition
Author: Solanko, Laura
Organization: Bank of Finland
Suomen Pankki
Department / Unit: Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT)
Siirtymätalouksien tutkimuslaitos (BOFIT)
Series: BOFIT Online
Series number: 2003/6
Year of publication: 2003
Publication date: 28.2.2003
Pages: 13 s.
Keywords: Venäjä; pkt; talousuudistus; päätöksenteko; korruptio; Bofit-kokoelma; lobbaus
Abstract: Why do new, small, and potentially more market-oriented businesses still face such great difficulties in Russia?What makes the business environment for SMEs so cumbersome at the regional level? This note attempts to present and discuss possible answers in light of current economic theory.Lobbying models, the one proposed by Baldwin and Robert-Nicourt 2002 in particular, are brought up as potentially extremely useful in understanding the interplay between firms and politicians leading to uneven economic playing field. Key words: lobbying, Russia, SME

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