Scandal, Protection, and Recovery in Political Cabinets.
Empirical evidence suggests that a Prime Minister can benefit from firing ministers who are involved in political scandals. We explore a model in which a minister's exposure to scandals is positvely related to his policy activism, so that a Prime Minister may wish to protect him from resignation calls. We find that protection can sometimes work against the objective of encouraging activism: it makes a minister's position more valuable to him and hence can encourage him to "sit tight" by moder...Expand abstract
- Department of Economics (University of Oxford)
- Discussion paper series
- Publication date:
- Local pid:
- Deposit date:
- Copyright date: