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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Tax-Exempt Lobbying: Corporate Philanthropy as a Tool for Political Influence

Marianne Bertrand, Matilde Bombardini, Raymond Fisman, Francesco Trebbi

NBER Working Paper No. 24451
Issued in March 2018

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Bertrand: University of Chicago Booth School of Business and NBER; Bombardini: University of British Columbia, CIFAR, and NBER; Fisman: Boston University and NBER; Trebbi: University of British Columbia, CIFAR, and NBER. We would like to thank Dave Baron, Matthew Gentzkow and participants at the 2017 meeting of the Canadian Economics Association and seminar participants at Stanford GSB, University of Texas-Austin, NYU, Princeton, UCLA, Warwick, LSE and Yale. Bombardini and Trebbi acknowledge financial support from CIFAR and SSHRC. Ken Norris, Dina Rabinovitz, Juan Felipe Riano, Varit Senapitak, and Ana-Maria Tenekedjieva provided excellent research assistance. 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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