Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152676
Authors: 
Afonso, António
Schuknecht, Ludger
Tanzi, Vito
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 242
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.
Subjects: 
Efficiency
Free Disposable Hull
Government expenditure
Production possibility frontier
JEL: 
C14
H50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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