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Do elections always motivate incumbents? experimentation vs. career concerns by Eric Le Borgne

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Published by International Monetary Fund, Research Department in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Election.,
  • Incumbency (Public officers),
  • Civil service.,
  • Production functions (Economic theory)

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementEric Le Borgne and Ben Lockwood.
SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/03/57
ContributionsLockwood, Ben., International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. ;
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19384469M

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Downloadable (with restrictions)! This Paper studies a principal-agent model of the relationship between officeholder and an electorate, where everyone is initially uninformed about the officeholder’s ability. If office-holder effort and ability interact in the determination of performance in office, then an office-holder has an incentive to learn, i.e., raise effort so that performance. le Borgne, E. & Lockwood, B., "Do Elections Always Motivate Incumbents?," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) , University of Warwick, Department of Economics. Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS). This paper studies a principal-agent model of the relationship between office-holder and an electorate, where everyone is initially uninformed about the office-holder’s ability. If office-holder effort and ability interact in the determination of performance in office, then an office-holder has an incentive to learn, i.e., raise effort so that performance becomes a more accurate signal of Cited by: A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

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