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The Tax Man Cometh - But is he Efficient?

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  • Finn R. Førsund

    (Department of Economics, University of Oslo and the Frisch Centre, finn.forsund@econ.uio.no)

  • Sverre A.C. Kittelsen

    (The Frisch Centre)

  • Frode Lindseth

    (The Norwegian Directorate of Taxes)

  • Dag Fjeld Edvardsen

    (The Norwegian Building Research Institute)

Abstract

The performance of local tax offices of Norway is studied over a three-year period applying Data Envelopment Efficiency analysis and a Malmquist productivity index. The estimates are bias-corrected using a bootstrap approach recently developed for DEA models. The results show that bias correction and the construction of confidence intervals give a quite different picture without bootstrapping. A set of best practice offices is identified for future work on finding explanations for good performance. The productivity development of individual offices is classified into the four categories: productivity improving cost increase, productivity improving cost savings, productivity decreasing cost savings and productivity decreasing cost increase.

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Article provided by National Institute of Economic and Social Research in its journal National Institute Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 197 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 106-119

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Handle: RePEc:sae:niesru:v:197:y:2006:i:1:p:106-119

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Keywords: Tax office; Productivity; Efficiency; Scale efficiency; DEA; Bootstrap;

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Cited by:
  1. José Manuel Cordero Ferrera & Francisco Pedraja Chaparro & Javier Salinas Jiménez, 2009. "Efficiency measurement in the Spanish cadastral units through DEA," Working Papers 2009/35, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  2. Jaime Vázquez-Caro & Richard M. Bird, 2011. "Benchmarking Tax Administrations in Developing Countries: A Systemic Approach," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1104, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.
  3. Luca Barbone & Richard M. Bird & Jaime Vazquez-Caro, 2012. "The Costs of VAT: A Review of the Literature," International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU paper1222, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University.

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