LobbyView supports an extensive search functionality. Users can search the entire database by various parameters such as interest group name and their standardized identifier, e.g., Compustat's GVKey, Bureau van Dijk ID, and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes.
Our API enables researchers and journalists to bulk download our data for their further research using more advanced and multi-faceted parameters than the main search page.
We investigate political networks by combining the politicians who sponsor congressional bills with the firms in the industry that lobby on those bills. We weight the measure by the lobbying expenses reported in each report.
Please see further details in Kim, In Song and Dmitriy Kunisky (2018). "Mapping Political Communities: A Statistical Analysis of Lobbying Networks in Legislative Politics."
Textual data have become increasingly important in social science research. LobbyView provides various tools to systemically gather, visualize, and analyze text data related to lobbying by special interest groups.
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