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dc.contributor.authorLuechinger, Simonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeier, Stephanen_US
dc.contributor.authorStutzer, Aloisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:23Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33615-
dc.description.abstractThe monopoly position of the public bureaucracy in providing public services allows government employees to acquire rents. Those rents can involve higher wages, monetary and non-monetary fringe benefits (e.g. pensions and staffing), and/or bribes. We propose a direct measure to capture the total of these rents: the difference in reported subjective well-being between bureaucrats and people working in the private sector. In a sample of 38 countries, we find large variations in the extent of rents in the public bureaucracy. The extent of rents is determined by differences in institutional constraints and correlates with perceptions of corruption. We find judicial independence to be of major relevance for a tamed bureaucracy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1964en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelD73en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.jelJ45en_US
dc.subject.jelK42en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.jelH83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic sectoren_US
dc.subject.keywordrentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordjudicial independenceen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Verwaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwBeamteen_US
dc.subject.stwRent Seekingen_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwBürokratietheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.subject.stwLateinamerikaen_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.titleBureaucratic rents and life satisfactionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn507804171en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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