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Thus, one tends to expect that the smaller the number of firms in the industry, the greater will be the industry's rate of protection, since with a given expected industry gain, the benefits per firm rise as the number of firms decreases. One also expects to find mainly larger firms represented in an industry's lobbying group(s), because for small firms the cost of belonging may exceed the benefits they expect from the Kym Anderson and Robert E. Baldwin 23 group's activities. 6 The expected benefits to larger firms, on the other hand, may be so great in absolute terms that it pays them to bear most or all of the costs of lobbying, even though part of the benefits from their efforts would be shared by many smaller firms.
The expected signs for the number of firms and the seller concentration variable are in doubt, however. The above discussion also suggests that if there were disruptions in the political market for protection then among the industries affected it would be those whose characteristics had the above tendencies at the time of disruption which would be likely to receive the largest assistance boosts subsequently. A number of disruptions have in fact occurred in recent years, most notably the recession and the rapid increase in exports from LDCs of labour-intensive manufactured goods, which have adversely affected the low-wage, labour-intensive industries of industrial countries.
The original was: I Believe- The Personal Philosophies of Twenty-Three Eminent Men and Women of Our Time (London: Allen & Unwin). 2 The Political Market for Protection in Industrial Countries Kym Anderson and Robert E. Baldwin One of the strongest conclusions following from neoclassical trade theory is that protection of domestic industries from import competition generally lowers average real income in a country unless that country's trade volume is so large that changes in it affect international prices.