For the student: exerting influence: The Common Agency Model

Graham Mallard

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Since it was formalised in 1986, the use of the common agency model has generated important results in the fields of political influence, industrial organisation and public goods provision. A general version of the model is presented in this article, and its underlying intuition is explained, before a discussion of a topical application in each of the first two of these key fields. The article concludes with observations about the model's fruitfulness but also about its limitations and the avenues of research that remain to be examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-221
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Economic Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


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