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Explaining Differences in Public Sector Efficiency: Evidence from Russia's Regions

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  • Hauner, David

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Summary Using the case of Russia's regions, this paper extends the literature on public sector efficiency in three directions: an attempt to better understand differences in public sector efficiency through the study of subnational governments in one country; the first examination of public sector efficiency of subnational governments in emerging markets; and the first study of public sector efficiency in Russia. Three types of scores of public sector performance and efficiency indicate substantial differences across regions. An econometric examination suggests that they are largely explained by per capita income, the share of federal transfers in subnational government revenue, quality of governance and democratic control, and the level of spending.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
Issue (Month): 10 (October)
Pages: 1745-1765

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:36:y:2008:i:10:p:1745-1765

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Keywords: government expenditure public sector efficiency fiscal federalism Eastern Europe Russia;

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Cited by:
  1. Hauner, David & Kyobe, Annette, 2010. "Determinants of Government Efficiency," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(11), pages 1527-1542, November.
  2. Cosmin Eugen ENACHE, 2012. "The efficiency of expenditure-related redistributive policies in the European countries," Timisoara Journal of Economics, West University of Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 5(18), pages 380-394.
  3. Alexander Plekhanov & Asel Isakova, 2011. "Region-specific constraints to doing business: evidence from Russia," Working Papers 125, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Office of the Chief Economist.
  4. David Hauner, 2008. "Macroeconomic Effects of Pension Reform in Russia," IMF Working Papers 08/201, International Monetary Fund.

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