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What Motivates French Pork: Political Career Concerns or Private Connections?

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    This paper uses the detailed curricula of French ministers and the detailed accounts of French municipalities to identify governmental investment grants targeted to specific jurisdictions. We distinguish between municipalities in which a politician held office before being appointed as a government’s member and those in which current ministers lived during their childhood. We provide evidence that municipalities in which a minister held office during her career experience a 45% increase in the amount of discretionary investment subsidies they receive during the time the politician they are linked to serves as minister. In contrast, we do not find any evidence that subsidies flow to municipalities from which ministers originate. Additional evidence advocate in favour of a key role of network and knowledge accumulated through connections, illustrated by a persistence of the impact of intergovernmental ties.

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    Paper provided by Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Marseille, France in its series AMSE Working Papers with number 1705.

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    Length: 40 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2017
    Handle: RePEc:aim:wpaimx:1705
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