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Public Sector Motivation and Development Failures.

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This paper provides a theoretical analysis of the relationship between public sector motivation and development. In the model the public sector produces a public good and workers are heterogeneous in terms of public sector motivation (PSM). Wages in the private sector increase with the quality of the public good. In this context, public sector wage premia (PSWP) have two opposite effects: low PSWP helps screen workers with PSM into the public sector, while high PSWP helps motivate workers to ...

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Rocco Macchiavello More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Development Economics
Volume:
86
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2008
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URN:
uuid:204c0291-3abf-4a1f-9530-947bef817797
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14159
Language:
English

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