Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Does Public Service Motivation Lead to Budget Maximization? Evidence from an Experiment

This paper finds that individuals with higher levels of public service motivation do not advocate for significantly higher budgets, contradicting a long-standing image of the budget-maximizing bureaucrat.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: La Follette School Working Paper No. 2013-010
  • Author(s): Donald P. Moynihan