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Evidence on the relation between public capital and Government efficiency

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  • Francisca Guedes de Oliveira

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    (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão - Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto)

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    This paper intends to contribute to the literature by providing empirical evidence on the relation between public capital stock and government efficiency. We present some objective indicators fo government efficiency and explore the mentioned relation. we find a positive and significant relation between both variables that survives the introduction of controls and robustness checking.

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    Paper provided by Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) in its series Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) with number 01.

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    Length: 14 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:cap:wpaper:012010

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