Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82233
Authors: 
Dahlberg, Matz
Mörk, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2004:11
Abstract: 
Bureaucrats in the government sector have a double role since they are both suppliers and demanders of public employment; they are publicly employed (supply labor) and they have an important say in deciding the size of the municipal employment (demand labor). In this paper we present and estimate a theoretical model that focuses on this double role of bureaucrats. The predictions from the theoretical model are supported by our empirical results: The estimates based on data from Swedish municipalities 1990–2002, show that wages have smaller effects on the demand for bureaucrats than on the demand for other types of public employees. Actually wages have no significant effect on the number of bureaucrats the municipality employs.
Subjects: 
Public employment
bureaucrats
JEL: 
J45
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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