BOFIT Research Seminar
Andrei Yakovlev spoke at the BOFIT research seminar on October 10th.
Paper co-authored with Alexander Kalgin and Matvei Bakshuk is titled “Factors of carrier promotion for regional and local officials in Russia: evidences from large-scale list experiment”.
Many studies stressed the negative aspects and lack of incentives in the Russian bureaucracy (Rochlitz et al, 2015; Jaekel, 2017; Zakharov, 2019 etc). Vladimir Gel’man (2022) proposed even the term of ‘bad governance’ for it. However, recently published papers identified some positive changes (Gans-Morse et al., 2021, 2022a,b; Рогозин, 2017; Detkova et al., 2021) , including altruistic incentives for the new cadre at public service and important differences for certain groups of bureaucrats. For instance, according to Detkova et al. (2021) women public servants were less tolerant to corruption in public procurement and this intolerance was observed not only at lower level but also at higher levels of the hierarchy.
This study is motivated by these recent findings. We extend the analysis of Detkova et al. (2021) by focusing on a broader notion of meritocracy and explore the effects of gender differences and the differences in levels of the position: between lower level officials and supervisors.