Export für Ihre Literaturverwaltung

Übernahme per Copy & Paste



Bookmark and Share

The determinants of efficiency in municipal governments


Benito, Bernardino; Bastida, Francisco; García, José A.


Bitte beziehen Sie sich beim Zitieren dieses Dokumentes immer auf folgenden Persistent Identifier (PID):http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-241743

Weitere Angaben:
Abstract This paper investigates efficiency in the municipal sector of the Region of Murcia (Spain). With that aim, data of 31 municipalities (69% of the response rate) have been collected. Services analyzed are: police, culture, sports, green areas, refuse collection and water supply. Ratios of efficiency have been related to other control variables, such as economic level, size of the municipality, decentralization, political sign and financial situation. A weak positive relation between economic level and efficiency arises. Some weak evidence also exists that public management of refuse collection is more efficient than private. In water supply, public management by means of a company controlled by the local government is clearly more efficient than private. It also seems that the higher the tax burden, the greater the efficiency in providing services.
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2010
Seitenangabe S. 515-528
Zeitschriftentitel Applied Economics, 42 (2010) 4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840701675560
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)