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Bureaucrats or Politicians? Comment

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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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  • Fuhito Kojima, 2008. "Bureaucrats or Politicians? Comment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(1), pages 561-562, March.
  • 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. Alberto Alesina & Guido Tabellini, 2007. "Bureaucrats or Politicians? Part I: A Single Policy Task," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(1), pages 169-179, March.
    2. Milgrom,Paul, 2004. "Putting Auction Theory to Work," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521536721, May.
    3. Alesina, Alberto & Tabellini, Guido, 2008. "Bureaucrats or politicians? Part II: Multiple policy tasks," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(3-4), pages 426-447, April.
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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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    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption

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