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The Political Economy of Truth‐in‐Advertising Regulation during the Progressive Era
Zeynep K. Hansen and Marc T. Law
The Journal of Law & Economics
Vol. 51, No. 2 (May 2008), pp. 251-269
Published by: The University of Chicago Press for The Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and The University of Chicago Law School
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/589658
Page Count: 19
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Abstract This paper explores the origins and effects of truth‐in‐advertising regulation during the Progressive Era. Was advertising regulation adopted in response to rent seeking on the part of firms that sought to limit the availability of advertising as a competitive device, or was advertising regulation desired because it furnished a mechanism through which firms could improve the credibility of advertising? We find the available evidence to be more consistent with the latter hypothesis.
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