IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Enhancing Expenditure Control with a Decentralised Public Sector in Denmark

  • Steen Daugaard
Registered author(s):

    This paper analyses of some the key aspects of public expenditure policy in Denmark. The public expenditure to GDP ratio has abated markedly since the mid-1990s, reflecting both cyclical gains and the return on structural reforms. Nevertheless, the underlying upward pressure on government spending, notably from the demand for personal services, is generally perceived to be significant and expected to persist. The origins of such pressure, as well as means of containing it in the future, are discussed. With public consumption being very high by international standards, the paper advocates greater competition in the provision of services to individuals and more reliance on market signals such as client choice and user charges to enhance the efficiency of resource allocation. A particular feature of the Danish public sector is the fact that counties and municipalities have been assigned a wider range of responsibilities than in any other OECD country as well as extensive taxing ... Renforcer le contrôle des dépenses dans un secteur public décentralisé au Danemark Ce document analyse quelques-uns des aspects les plus importants de la politique des dépenses publiques au Danemark. Le rapport des dépenses publiques au PIB a diminué de façon significative depuis le milieu des années 1990, traduisant aussi bien des gains conjoncturels que des retombées positives des réformes structurelles. Néanmoins, la croissante pression sous-jacente sur les dépenses gouvernementales, en particulier du fait de la demande de services personnels, est généralement perçue comme significative et devant se maintenir. Le document aborde les origines de cette pression ainsi que les moyens pour la contenir dans l’avenir. Étant donné le niveau élevé de la consommation publique par rapport à la plupart des autres pays, il défend la nécessité d’une plus grande concurrence au niveau de la fourniture des services personnels et d’un recours plus important aux signaux du marché, tels que le choix des clients et les dépenses des utilisateurs, afin d’accroître l’efficacité de ...

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/865103764054
    Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 403 Forbidden (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/865103764054 [303 See Other]--> http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/enhancing-expenditure-control-with-a-decentralised-public-sector-in-denmark_865103764054). If this is indeed the case, please notify ()


    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Economics Department Working Papers with number 320.

    as
    in new window

    Length:
    Date of creation: 08 Feb 2002
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:320-en
    Contact details of provider: Postal: 2 rue Andre Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16
    Phone: 33-(0)-1-45 24 82 00
    Fax: 33-(0)-1-45 24 85 00
    Web page: http://www.oecd.org
    Email:


    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:oec:ecoaaa:320-en. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ()

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.