Are Initial Allocation Rules Important for Public Service Delivery and the Allocation of Talent Within Bureaucracies

Author(s): Shan Aman-Rana

Type: Research abstract

Department: Department of Economics

Exhibit no: 89

I investigate whether the seniority of the first set of colleagues  affects a civil servant's tax collection and career.

I find that seniority of first colleagues matters positively for tax collection and the allocation of talent within bureaucracies. A policy implication is to increase job rotation on entry.