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  • Fuhito Kojima
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    Alesina and Tabellini (2007) investigate the normative criteria for allocating policy tasks to bureaucrats versus politicians. While they establish criteria with respect to a number of parameters, they do not give a criterion with respect to the degree of imperfect monitoring. We establish an unambiguous criterion about imperfect monitoring. (JEL D72, D73)

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    Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal American Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 98 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 561-62

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    Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:98:y:2008:i:1:p:561-62

    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.98.1.561
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    1. Goyal, Ashima, 2010. "Making politicians and bureaucrats deliver: decentralization and interlinked tasks," MPRA Paper 41416, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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