Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149927
Authors: 
Kodila-Tedika, Oasis
Kabange, Martin Mulunda
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/16/003
Abstract: 
This article discusses the relationship between the identity of the rulers of the executive and reform. Thus, we enrich the literature on the determinants of reform and the result of the executive. This is a new and very important literature, as these are the reforms that allow progress. We use a sample of 141 countries over the period 2003-2013 to investigate the link between the age of politicians and regulatory reforms. We created an ad hoc database for the age of politicians and for reform, we use micro-reform data. An econometric model is used to discover if the age of a political leader in office can be a driving force that is more or less likely to bring about regulatory reforms. Our results suggest that the age of politicians has a positive incidence on the reform that they bring about. The results are robust for the reform measures and techniques used. The results also indicate that older politicians implement more reforms than the young ones. More precisely, the paper found that older politicians who are in their sixties bring about the most regulatory reforms than politicians of any other age ranges.
Subjects: 
Age of politicians
Regulation
Reforms
JEL: 
P11
P16
K20
L51
D78
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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