Too Many and Too Much? Special-Interest Groups and Inequality
at the Turn of the Century
| RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2015 - 3
An increasing number of scholars argue that income inequality is related to institutional and cultural factors, as well as economic ones. I rely on Mancur Olson (1965)’s theories on the effect of group activities on economic performance to explore the possible link between the number of special-interest groups (SIGs) and the level of income inequality in a country, including SIGs among the long-run determinants of income inequality...