Public Services Efficiency Provision in Italian Regions: A Non-Parametric Analysis

ISEG-UTL Economics Working Paper No. 2/2005/DE/CISEP

25 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2005

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Antonio Afonso

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

Carla Scaglioni

IUBH School of Business and Management

Date Written: February 2005

Abstract

We measure the performance of public spending in Italian regions regarding the provision of public services, by constructing a so-called total regional performance indicator for strategic sectors such as general administration, energy, water and sewage, solid waste, and transports for 2001. This composite indicator is then the output measure selected to assess expenditure efficiency for the Italian regions, using the non-parametric DEA approach. The computation of efficiency scores allows to rank the regions and to detect some room for improvement in terms of efficiency gains at the regional level.

Keywords: Technical efficiency, DEA, regional expenditure, Italy

JEL Classification: C14, H42, H72, R50

Suggested Citation

Afonso, Antonio and Scaglioni, Carla, Public Services Efficiency Provision in Italian Regions: A Non-Parametric Analysis (February 2005). ISEG-UTL Economics Working Paper No. 2/2005/DE/CISEP. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=670741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.670741

Antonio Afonso (Contact Author)

University of Lisbon - ISEG (School of Economics and Management) ( email )

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UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics)

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Carla Scaglioni

IUBH School of Business and Management

Campus Bad Reichenhall ∙ Zenostr. 6
Bad Reichenhall, 83435
Germany

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