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Competition and Political Organization: Together or Alone in Lobbying for Trade Policy?

Matilde Bombardini, Francesco Trebbi

NBER Working Paper No. 14771
Issued in March 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We benefitted greatly from conversations with Patrick Francois and Okan Yilankaya. We would like to thank Gorkem Celik, Steve Coate, Keith Head, Jim Snyder, Thomas Stratmann, and seminar participants at the University of British Columbia, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, Canadian Institute For Advanced Research, Kellogg School of Management MEDS, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Pennsylvania State University, PEUK 2008, Stanford University, SED 2008, PIER 2008, SOEGW 2008, Econometrics Society Summer Meetings 2008 and Carleton University for helpful comments. Seyed Ali Madani zadeh provided excellent research assistance. Financial support from CIFAR and the Initiative on Global Markets at Chicago Booth is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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