The Efficiency of EU Public Administration in Helping Firms Grow

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Klaus Friesenbichler

Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Oliver Fritz

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Werner Hölzl

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Florian Misch

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Gerhard Streicher

WIFO

Mustafa Yeter

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The quality of the public administration is an important driver of EU competitiveness and influences firms' growth prospects through a number of channels. During their lifetime, firms interact with public administration in different ways; complying with regulatory requirements, registering, paying taxes, applying for licenses, etc.. In this regard, a higher quality in public administration may warrant lower compliance costs and lower uncertainty for companies, which are important elements to boost investments and firm growth. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to model and to analyse empirically the contribution of the quality of public administration to firm productivity and firm growth. The study will provide empirical findings, and discuss policy implications in the light of EU flagship initiatives such as the EU 2020 strategy.

Keywords: public administration, institutions, firm growth, Enterprise Survey, EFIGE, entry, exit

JEL Classification: D22, H23, K2, L53, R15

Suggested Citation

Friesenbichler, Klaus and Fritz, Oliver and Hölzl, Werner and Misch, Florian and Streicher, Gerhard and Yeter, Mustafa, The Efficiency of EU Public Administration in Helping Firms Grow (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2939518 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2939518

Klaus Friesenbichler (Contact Author)

Austrian Institute of Economic Research ( email )

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Wien, A-1103
Austria

Oliver Fritz

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

Werner Hölzl

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

Florian Misch

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

Gerhard Streicher

WIFO ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria
+43 1 7982601 272 (Phone)

Mustafa Yeter

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

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