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dc.contributor.authorBecker, Daniel Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-08T07:47:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-08T07:47:37Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39745-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the performance and efficiency of the public sector in 74 countries worldwide for the years 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000. Similar to what is done in Afonso / Schuhknecht / Tanzi (2005, Public Choice), I calculate performance measures for various fields of government policy, including education, health, security or macroeconomic stability. These performance measures are then used as output variables in a non-parametric FDH (free disposable hull) and DEA (data envelopment analysis) approach for the calculation of efficiency scores. Government expenditure is used as input for the evaluation of efficiency. In the last step the efficiency scores are regressed upon variables that describe the environment of government policy. I find that smaller public sectors tend to be more efficient, but the effect is not very sizeable. The same is true for countries that are more globalised. The pattern of (in-)efficiency can be large explained by continent-dummies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Wirtschafts- und Sozialwiss. Fak. Rostocken_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThünen-series of applied economic theory 101en_US
dc.subject.jelC14en_US
dc.subject.jelH50en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPublic-Sector Efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordFree Disposable Hullen_US
dc.subject.keywordData Envelopment Analysisen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Ausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnische Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwData-Envelopment-Analyseen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwInen_US
dc.titlePublic-sector efficiency and interjurisdictional competition: An empirical investigationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn610725033en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:roswps:101-
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