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Title:Measuring and Explaining Government Inefficiency in Developing Countries PDF Logo
Authors:van de Sijpe, Nicolas
Rayp, Glenn
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 32
Abstract:We show the relevance of government expenditure inefficiency using the Barro (1990) model. We estimate government inefficiency for 52 developing countries using a data envelopment analysis. The estimated inefficiencies are subsequently used in a general to specific approach in order to identify their determinants. We find the government expenditure inefficiency is primarily determined by governance and political variables, and structural country variables. Economic policy determinants apparently count less. Government inefficiency of the Sub Saharan countries in the sample is substantially higher.
Subjects:Government inefficiency
data envelopment analysis
economic development
JEL:O23
H50
H21
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2005 (Kiel)

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