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Title: Public sector efficiency: evidence for new eu member states and emerging markets
Author: Afonso, António
Schuknecht, Ludger
Tanzi, Vito
Keywords: government expenditure
new EU member states
emerging markets
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: ISEG – Departamento de Economia
Citation: Afonso, António, Ludger Schuknecht e Vito Tanzi. 2006. "Public sector efficiency: evidence for new eu member states and emerging markets". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE Working papers nº 1-2006/DE/UECE
Series/Report no.: DE Working papers;nº 1-2006/DE/UECE
Abstract: In this paper we analyse public sector efficiency in the new member states of the European Union compared to that in emerging markets. After a conceptual discussion of expenditure efficiency measurement issues, we compute efficiency scores and rankings by applying a range of measurement techniques. The study finds that expenditure efficiency across new EU member states is rather diverse especially as compared to the group of top performing emerging markets in Asia. Econometric analysis shows that higher income, civil service competence and education levels as well as the security of property rights seem to facilitate the prevention of inefficiencies in the public sector.
ISSN: 0874-4548
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