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La eficiencia en las administraciones locales ante diferentes especificaciones del output


  • Mª Teresa Balaguer Coll

    () (Universidad Jaume I)


En este trabajo se analizan los niveles de eficiencia de las administraciones locales ante diferentes especificaciones del output, a partir del empleo de la metodología DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis). En concreto, se diferencian tres tipos de modelos: aquellos cuyo output es de producción (cantidad), aquellos otros en los que se incluye la calidad de los servicios, y un tercer modelo en el que se introducen todas las variables. Los resultados obtenidos indican que los niveles de eficiencia son inferiores cuando el output que se incluye en el modelo es de calidad. En términos de producción de los servicios, los ayuntamientos son más eficientes y más semejantes que en calidad. Estos resultados indican que los gestores públicos deberían priorizar aquellas actuaciones encauzadas a mejorar la calidad de los servicios prestados.

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  • Mª Teresa Balaguer Coll, 2004. "La eficiencia en las administraciones locales ante diferentes especificaciones del output," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, vol. 170(3), pages 37-58, september.
  • Handle: RePEc:hpe:journl:y:2004:v:170:i:3:p:37-58

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    1. De Borger, Bruno & Kerstens, Kristiaan, 1996. "Cost efficiency of Belgian local governments: A comparative analysis of FDH, DEA, and econometric approaches," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 145-170, April.
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    Administraciones Locales; Análisis Envolvente de Datos; Eficiencia; Calidad y Funciones de Densidad.;

    JEL classification:

    • H21 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Efficiency; Optimal Taxation
    • H71 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures


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