A Fistful of Dollars: Lobbying and the Financial Crisis
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We would like to thank the participants at the IMF Research Brown Bag Seminar, 2009 NBER Summer Institute, Center for Analytical Finance (Indian School of Business) 2009 Summer Research Conference in Finance, World Bank Macroeconomics Seminar, De Nederlandsche Bank 12th Annual Research Conference, Wharton/FIRS/JFI Workshop on the Financial Crisis, IMF 10th Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, Toulouse School of Economics Conference on the Political Economy of the Financial Crisis, University of Maryland, and 2010 NBER Political Economy Program Meeting for useful discussions and suggestions. Sumit Aneja, Mattia Landoni, and Lisa Kolovich provided excellent research assistance. Nothing contained in this paper should be reported as representing the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, member governments, the National Bureau of Economic Research, or any other entity mentioned herein. The views expressed in this paper belong solely to the authors.