Panel: Red Tape In Voting and In Public Programs
(Public & Non-Profit Management)

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.

When Does Red Tape Hurt Performance? Evidence From Different Policy Arenas
Richard M. Walker, City University of Hong Kong

Administrative Barriers and Simplification In Medicaid
Donald Moynihan, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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