Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Influence and the Administrative Process: Lobbying the U.S. President’s Office of Management and Budget

Forthcoming in the American Political Science Review

All administrative processes contain points of entry for politics, and the U.S. president's use of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to review government regulations is no exception. Theorizing that interest group lobbying can be influential during OMB review, the authors find lobbying is associated with policy change during OMB review. They demonstrate that when only business groups lobby, rule change is more likely to occur; however, the same is not true for public interest groups.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2015-001
  • Author(s): Simon Haeder and Susan Webb Yackee