Vieira, Roberta da Silva da Silva, Alexandre Manoel Angelo Duarte, Angelo José Mont'Alverne
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Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1488
In this article, we analyze the efficiency of Brazilian local legislative branches using the nonparametric estimator FDH (Free Disposal Hull). At the regional level, the results show high concentration of local legislative branches in the south. In addition, among the inefficient local legislative branches, the majority are located in the northeast and in the southeast. In fact, in these two regions, most of the cameras could at least double the output for the same level of inputs. In terms of population, in municipalities with fewer than 500,000 people, the percentage of cities that can at least quadruplicate their product is higher than 60%. Regarding the explanation of inefficiencies through non-discretionary variables (environmental variables), the higher the average schooling level of the local legislative branch`s member, the higher the efficiency of the legislative branch.