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Empirical Determinants of Government Efficiency - Exploring the Data

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  • Francisca Guedes de Oliveira

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This paper is concerned with two things: finding an objective and easily quantifiable measure of government efficiency and testing possible determinants of such quality. As measures of government efficiency we use the ratios of infant mortality rate to health expenditures as a percentage of GDP and the ratios of drop out and illiteracy rates to education expenditures as a percentage of GDP. We assume that government efficiency in providing health and education services depends on economic, political and cultural factors.

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  • Francisca Guedes de Oliveira, 2007. "Empirical Determinants of Government Efficiency - Exploring the Data," Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) 18, Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
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    1. Banegas Rivero, Roger Alejandro & González Vergara, Reyna, 2015. "Cambios institucionales y transición cíclica en la posición fiscal para Bolivia (2003-2011)," Revista Latinoamericana de Desarrollo Economico, Instituto de Investigaciones Socio-Económicas (IISEC), Universidad Católica Boliviana, issue 23, pages 67-96, Mayo.

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    Keywords

    Government Efficiency; OLS regression; Government output;

    JEL classification:

    • A - General Economics and Teaching
    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth

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