The politicians' wage gap: insights from German members of parliament

Using a unique dataset of German members of parliament (MPs), this paper analyzes the politicians' wage gap (PWG). After controlling for observable characteristics as well as accounting for election probabilities and campaigning costs, we find a positive income premium for MPs which is statisti...

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Volume: 156
Main Author: Andreas Peichl
Nico Pestel
Sebastian Siegloch
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Boston Springer 01.09.2013
Springer US
published in: Public choice Vol. 156; no. 3/4; pp. 653 - 676
Data of publication: 20130901
ISSN: 0048-5829
EISSN: 1573-7101
Discipline: Economics
Political Science
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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