Thursday, November 8, 2012: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Salon E (Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel)
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Organizers: Thomas DeLeire, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Moderators: Stephanie Moulton, The Ohio State University
Chairs: Thomas DeLeire, University of Wisconsin - Madison
In an era of tight budgets and increasing public skepticism regarding the importance of government, it is more important than ever that government services be delivered as efficiently as possible. Red tape can greatly increase the burden on program participants, but at the same time may serve a valuable purpose in preventing fraud and targeting scarce resources to those who value them the most. This session will explore several aspects of red tape and the ease of participating in the public programs and in the political process.