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Title: Public sector efficiency: an international comparison
Authors: Afonso, António
Schuknecht, Ludger
Tanzi, Vito
Keywords: Government expenditure
Efficiency
Free Disposable Hull
Production possibility frontier
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: Europen Central Bank
Citation: Afonso, António, Ludger Schuknecht e Vito Tanzi. 2003. "Public sector efficiency: an international comparison". Europen Central Bank Working paper series nº 242-2003
Series/Report no.: Europen Central Bank Working paper series;242-2003
Abstract: We compute public sector performance (PSP) and efficiency (PSE) indicators, comprising a composite and seven sub-indicators, for 23 industrialised countries. The first four sub-indicators are "opportunity" indicators that take into account administrative, education and health outcomes and the quality of public infrastructure and that support the rule of law and a level playing-field in a market economy. Three other indicators reflect the standard "Musgravian" tasks for government: allocation, distribution, and stabilisation. The input and output efficiency of public sectors across countries is then measured via a non-parametric production frontier technique.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/2125
Publisher version: http://www.ecb.int/pub/pdf/scpwps/ecbwp242.pdf
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