Influencing the public and efficiency in bureaucratic provision

Vaidya, Samarth 2009, Influencing the public and efficiency in bureaucratic provision, Pacific economic review, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 259-274, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2009.00442.x.

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Title Influencing the public and efficiency in bureaucratic provision
Author(s) Vaidya, SamarthORCID iD for Vaidya, Samarth
Journal name Pacific economic review
Volume number 14
Issue number 2
Start page 259
End page 274
Total pages 16
Publisher Blackwell
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2009-05
ISSN 1361-374X
Keyword(s) D72
Summary In the present paper a public bureau can extract additional budgetary allocations, not only by misreporting its production cost to its oversight committee but also by 'influencing' the perceptions of the public at large. I juxtapose the bureau's ability to influence the public with its ability to misreport to the oversight committee, and find that influencing the public might support an efficient level of production by invoking a separating equilibrium. However, a pooling equilibrium involving either overproduction or underproduction of output cannot be ruled out. Accordingly, overproduction could occur even when the bureau cares only about extracting excess budget and not increasing output per se.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2009.00442.x
Field of Research 140213 Public Economics- Public Choice
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
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