Bureaucrats or Politicians? Comment
Kojima, Fuhito. 2008. "Bureaucrats or Politicians? Comment."
American Economic Review,
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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Kojima, Fuhito (Harvard U)
D72: Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
D73: Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption