Besley, Timothy and Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Working or shirking?: a closer look at MPs’ expenses and parliamentary attendance. PEPP/15. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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This paper studies determinants of MPs expense claims in Parliament using the data released under the freedom of information act in 2004. Using a multiple regression framework, we correlate expenses with three sets of variables: constituency characteristics, party affiliation and individual characteristics. We also look at the ratio of parliamentary expenses claimed to votes cast in parliament as a crude measure of value for money. We use the results to reflect on two views of the motivation of MPs, the public Choice view and the public service view.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2005 The author.|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
|Sets:||Departments > Government
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