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Title: Non-parametric Approaches to Education and Health Expenditure Efficiency in OECD Countries
Authors: Afonso, António
St. Aubyn, Miguel
Keywords: expenditure and education
expenditure and health
expenditure efficiency
production possibility frontier
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: ISEG – Departamento de Economia
Citation: Afonso, António e Miguel St. Aubyn. 2004. "Non-parametric Approaches to Education and Health Expenditure Efficiency in OECD Countries". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE Working papers nº 1-2004/DE/CISEP/UECE
Series/Report no.: DE Working papers;nº 1-2004/DE/CISEP/UECE
Abstract: We address the efficiency of expenditure in education and health sectors for a sample of OECD countries by applying two alternative non-parametric methodologies: FDH and DEA. Those are two areas where public expenditure is of great importance so that findings have strong implications in what concerns public sector efficiency. When estimating the efficiency frontier we use both measures of expenditure and quantity inputs. We believe this approach to be advantageous since a country may well be efficient from a technical point of view but appear as inefficient if the inputs it uses are expensive. Efficient outcomes across sectors and analytical methods seem to cluster around a small number of core countries, even if for different reasons: Finland, Japan, Korea and Sweden.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/2700
ISSN: 0874-4548
Publisher version: https://aquila1.iseg.utl.pt/aquila/getFile.do?method=getFile&fileId=26402
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