NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Interest Groups, Information Manipulation in the Media, and Public Policy: The Case of the Landless Peasants Movement in Brazil

Lee J. Alston, Gary D. Libecap, Bernardo Mueller

NBER Working Paper No. 15865
Issued in April 2010

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We thank Sarah Anderson of UCSB for detailed comments, as well as A. Mushfiq Mobarak, Michael Oppenheimer, Anna Rubinchik-Pessach, and participants at the following workshops and meetings: XXIII Encontro Brasileiro de Econometria Salvador; Universidade Católica de Brasília; Department of Economics of the University of Brasília; Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society ; Institute for Behavioral Science – University of Colorado; University of Colorado, Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. We acknowledge the following institutions for support: Alston, the STEP Program at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton; Alston and Mueller, NSF Grant # 0528146; Mueller, CNPQ; and Libecap, the International Center for Economic Research (ICER), Turin, Italy. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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