Lobbying. Instructions

1. Watch 'Billy wants a dog', 'What does a lobbyist do' and 'Corporate lobbying is still too influential in the EU' on the website (reesonomics.eu. European Economics. Lesson 11)
2. Open the 'Lobbying Presentation' pdf
3. Watch the 'Lobbying Presentation' video commentary.
4. Open the Lobbying Transparency Register and click on 'Search the Register'. Choose a key word that interests you, such as 'meat', 'chemicals', 'finance', 'cereals', 'cars' etc.
5. Choose one of the companies from the list, and see 'number of persons involved', 'membership and affiliation' (make a note of associations for future reference), and 'financial data'.
6. Check out the associations of the company, and go back to the LTR and do the same checks as in 4 and 5 for the associations (when possible)
7. In order to associate lobbying costs with CAP revenue, click on 'Farmsubsidy.org'. Either select a key word or a company name in the 'search box', or select a country, then a company from that country.
8. Make a note of the CAP subsidies received by the company, then go back to the LTR and get data on its lobbying expenditure (remember to include associations)
9. Go to the LTR and select one of the following consulting companies: Grayling, Ernst & Young, Hill & Knowlton, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Fleishman-Hillard. Check out the number of employees, total revenue, and their clients. Keep a note of 'interesting' clients for your research during the next lesson (preparation of a lobbying case-study).

Next - week - you will be working on your own or in groups to prepare a lobbying case-study. Your case study report will form part of your evaluation. Make sure you have followed all this week's lesson before starting your case-study.