Modernising Public Administration and Economic Growth

GPEARI Working Paper WP-001

36 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2008

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Miguel St. Aubyn

Technical University of Lisbon - ISEG (School of Economics and Management); UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics)

Date Written: July 17, 2008

Abstract

The links between public administration modernisation, efficiency of public spending, governance and growth are examined for a sample of 38 developed countries (the OECD plus EU countries). Efficiency and governance are shown to be correlated. Also, different measures of governance are significantly correlated to labour productivity. Results suggest that some governance features are more important for growth, namely, the law and order (including judicial system and control of corruption) and regulation quality.

Keywords: governance, public administration, growth

JEL Classification: H10, 040, 057

Suggested Citation

St. Aubyn, Miguel, Modernising Public Administration and Economic Growth (July 17, 2008). GPEARI Working Paper WP-001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1162118 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1162118

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