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Burocracia y eficiencia en la provisión de bienes públicos: un modelo espacial de competencia política

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Author(s): Leonardo Adalberto Gatica Arreola | Georgina Soto Sotomayor

Journal: Lecturas de Economía
ISSN 0120-2596

Volume: 73;
Issue: 73;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Government efficiency | political competition | government size

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a spatial model of political competition exploring the effects of political competition on government performance, in the context of efficiency on the provision of public goods and the size of bureaucracy. In contrast with other arguments that sustain that there is a positive relationship between political competition and efficiency, this study’s main result shows that in any political-economic equilibrium political competition provides incentives for an excess of bureaucratic employment and an inefficient provision of public goods.
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