Join Hands or Walk Alone? Evidence on Lobbying for Trade Policy in India
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India has aligned to the importance of international trading systems while partaking a degree of independence in its trade policy formulation. The latter stance is often linked to domestic state business relations that have organised in expressing specific needs of developing countries.
In this paper, domestic state-business relations are formulated as lobbying strategies pursued by firms to communicate information to political actors, providing what is the first primary information on strategies that characterise such relations.