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Title: Explaining differences in productive efficiency - an application to belgian municipalities
Authors: Deborger, B ×
Kerstens, R
Moesen, Willem
Vanneste, Jacques #
Issue Date: Sep-1994
Publisher: Kluwer academic publ
Series Title: Public choice vol:80 issue:3-4 pages:339-358
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to measure and explain variations in productive efficiency of municipal governments in Belgium. Technical efficiency is evaluated using a non-parametric method based on the Free Disposal Hull (FDH) reference technology. We first calculate input, output, and graph Farrell efficiency measures for a cross-section of alt 589 Belgian municipalities. In a second stage of the analysis we explain the calculated differences in efficiency in terms of variables related to the structural characteristics of municipalities and to the institutional environment.
ISSN: 0048-5829
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
Faculty of Business and Economics, Campus Kulak Kortrijk – miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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