Fiscal decentralization and public sector efficiency : evidence from OECD countries

@inproceedings{Adam2008FiscalDA,
  title={Fiscal decentralization and public sector efficiency : evidence from OECD countries},
  author={Antonis Adam and Manthos D. Delis and PANTELIS KAMMAS and CESIFO WORKING and Richard Jong-A-Pin and Jochen O. Mierau and Dan Stegarescu and Konstantinos Angelopoulos and Vangelis Dioikitopoulos and George Economides and Thomas Moutos and Apostolis Philippopoulos},
  year={2008}
}
This paper attempts to identify the effect of fiscal decentralization on public sector efficiency (PSE). We employ data envelopment analysis on a panel of 21 OECD countries over the period 1970-2000 to construct two alternative PSE indicators that reflect the governmental goals of economic performance and stability. In turn, using a novel technique that merges the methodologies of Simar and Wilson (2007) and Khan and Lewbel (2007), we regress the PSE scores obtained on an extensive set of… CONTINUE READING
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