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MPs and outside business interests: the value of political-corporate connections

Green, Colin and Homroy, Swarnodeep (2020) MPs and outside business interests: the value of political-corporate connections. British Politics and Policy at LSE (08 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In 2002, an amendment to parliamentary regulations removed restrictions on the participation of MPs in proceedings related to their corporate interests. Colin Green and Swarnodeep Homroy demonstrate how both firms and politicians changed their behaviour as a result. Post-amendment, firms were more likely to appoint MPs on their boards and reduce political donations. MPs with corporate connections were more likely to become members and attend meetings of select and joint committees

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 00:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106041

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