uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
DYNASTIC POLITICAL RENTS?: ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO RELATIVES OF TOP POLITICIANS
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
IIES, Stockholm University.
SOFI, Stockholm University.
2017 (English)In: Economic Journal, ISSN 0013-0133, E-ISSN 1468-0297, Vol. 127, no 605Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We exploit close elections in Swedish municipalities to test whether relatives of politicians who become mayors obtain economic benefits. We find no benefits for the siblings of new mayors, but the average earnings of children of newly appointed mayors rise by about 15%. Administrative information on occupational and residence status show that the higher earnings are unlikely reflect an illegitimate allocation of jobs. But the evidence suggests that children of election-winning mayors are more likely to postpone tertiary education and remain in their parents’ municipality to work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY , 2017. Vol. 127, no 605
National Category
Political Science Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-338627DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12494OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-338627DiVA: diva2:1172878
Available from: 2018-01-11 Created: 2018-01-11 Last updated: 2018-01-11

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Folke, Olle
By organisation
Department of Government
In the same journal
Economic Journal
Political ScienceEconomics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 103 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf