Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91279
Authors: 
Ribeiro, Márcio Bruno
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1368
Abstract (Translated): 
This paper attempts to evaluate public sector expenditure efficiency comparing Brazil with other Latin American countries for the period 1998-2002. We first computed a composite index, comprising economic and social indicators, to measure public sector performance. Efficiency of expenditure was then evaluated by comparing the composite index with the general government final consumption using a semi parametric model of a two-stage procedure (DEA in the first stage and truncated regression in the second stage). Our results showed that Brazil had a mean score in public sector performance and a low score in expenditure efficiency. Costa Rica, Uruguay and Chile had the best scores on both public sector performance and expenditure efficiency.
JEL: 
H70
H11
H05
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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