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The Efficiency of EU Public Administration in Helping Firms Grow

Klaus Friesenbichler (), Oliver Fritz (), Werner Hölzl (), Gerhard Streicher, Florian Misch and Mustafa Yeter
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Gerhard Streicher: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Mustafa Yeter: Centre for European Economic Research

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Abstract: This study links public sector efficiency to firm growth via several microeconomic channels. The results show that greater public administration efficiency induces higher rates of fast growing firms. Especially corruption and ineffective justice systems were identified as the factors that most impede firms' growth. In addition, public service provision that relies on fees rather than on taxes was associated with higher efficiency.

Date: 2014 Written 2015-01-29
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