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Enhancing the efficiency of local government in the context of reducing the administrative expenditures

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  • Matei, Ani
  • Savulescu, Carmen

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The concerns on enhancing the efficiency of public administration, in particular the local government, are moreover present in the concerns of local authorities and specialised literature. Those concerns become more important taking into consideration the conditions of the actual economic crisis. Approached concurrently with public sector performance, enhancing the efficiency may have various resources. Among those resources it is worth to mention “better regulation” concerning public administration and reducing the administrative expenditures. Those two resources are not disjunctive, they are characterised by direct link and determination. Structured on three chapters, the paper focuses on a model aimed to determine the impact of reducing the administrative expenditures on the efficiency of local public services. This model inscribes in the efforts aiming to measure the efficiency in the public sector, efforts visible in the specialised literature.

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  • Matei, Ani & Savulescu, Carmen, 2009. "Enhancing the efficiency of local government in the context of reducing the administrative expenditures," MPRA Paper 17640, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    efficiency; administrative expenditures;

    JEL classification:

    • H70 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - General
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration

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