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Replication data for: Civil Service Rules and Policy Choices: Evidence from US State Governments

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V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ujhelyi, Gergely
Publication Date
2014-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper studies the policy impact of civil service regulations, exploiting reforms undertaken by US state governments throughout the twentieth century. These reforms replaced political patronage with a civil service recruited based on merit and protected from politics. I find that state politicians respond to these changes by spending relatively less through the reformed state-level bureaucracies. Instead, they allocate more funds to lower level governments. The reallocation of expenditures leads to reduced long-term investment by state governments.
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    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.2.338 (Text)
Publications
  • Ujhelyi, Gergely. “Civil Service Rules and Policy Choices: Evidence from US State Governments.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 2 (May 2014): 338–80. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.2.338.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.2.338 (DOI)

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Ujhelyi, Gergely (2014): Replication data for: Civil Service Rules and Policy Choices: Evidence from US State Governments. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114862