Empirical determinants of government efficiency: a study based on objective indicators

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with two things: finding an objective and easily quantifiable measure of government efficiency and testing possible determinants of government quality. As measures of government efficiency, we used ratios of infant mortality rate to health expenditures as a percentage of GDP, and 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-69
JournalBrazilian Political Science Review
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Government quality
  • Public goods provision
  • Efficiency
  • Political determinants
  • Cultural determinants
  • Economic determinants

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