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Competition and Decentralisation in Government Bureaucracies

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Halonen-Akatwijuka, Maija; Propper, Carol

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Abstract Recent reforms to the provision of welfare services by the public sector have transferred control rights in production from politicians to managers and simultaneously introduced competition between public sector suppliers. We derive conditions under which a self-interested politician will introduce either competition and/or managerial control for services where quality matters. We show that both competition and managerial control give incentives for greater managerial effort. However the cost of competition is higher taxes and the cost of decentralisation is a loss of political benefits. The politician will introduce these reforms if the political benefits from higher value service outweigh these costs.
Klassifikation politische Willensbildung, politische Soziologie, politische Kultur; soziale Sicherung
Freie Schlagwörter Government provision of services; Decentralisation; Competition
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 903-916
Zeitschriftentitel Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 67 (2008) 3-4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2007.08.009
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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