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Empirical Determinants of Government Efficiency: A study Based on Objective Indicators

Francisca Oliveira ()

No 3, Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) from Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Government quality; Public good provision; Efficiency; political determinants, cultural determinants, economic determinants. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H11 I0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 21 pages
Date: 2012-04
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