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Raising MEPs’ salaries causes them to attend fewer meetings, but cutting their salaries increases their attendance rate.

Mocan, Naci and Altindag, Duha (2013) Raising MEPs’ salaries causes them to attend fewer meetings, but cutting their salaries increases their attendance rate. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Aug 2013). Website.

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Abstract

What impact does a parliamentarian’s salary have on the amount of effort they put into representing citizens? Naci Mocan and Duha Altindag outline results from a study on salary changes which took place as part of a change in procedures in the European Parliament in 2009. They note that MEPs who experienced an increase in salary in 2009 attended fewer meetings, while those who experienced a pay cut raised their attendance rate. The results suggest that there is a significant link between the effort of parliamentarians and the amount that they are paid.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 18:52
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72437

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