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The Budgeting of Portuguese Public Museums: a dynamic panel data analysis

  • João Coelho

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

  • Carlos Santos

    ()

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

In this paper, the first panel on sources of funding for Portuguese publicly owned museums is explored. There has been little work in this field worldwide, and none for Portugal. Evidence in this paper seems contrary to that relating to the UK and to the US. We find that incremental budgeting still plays a major role on the funding of Portuguese museums, allowing for inefficient management and moral hazard: the interests of museums’ management may diverge clearly from those of the authorities ruling them and from those of the general public. We also find that the ability to generate their own revenues plays no role in the funding allocated to museums every year. Budgeting is mainly determined by past operating costs. Policy changes seem to be advisable. The scarce relevance of museum patronage by the private sector makes a discussion of possible crowding out effects irrelevant in the current Portuguese context.

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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 032008.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:cap:wpaper:032008
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