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Title: Local government efficiency: is there anything new after Troika’s intervention in Portugal?
Authors: Basílio, Maria
Pires, Clara
Carlos, Borralho
Pires dos Reis, José
Keywords: Municipalities
Two-stage DEA
Fractional response models
Indexação Scopus
Issue Date: 25-Jan-2019
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: The austerity policies implemented in Portugal because of the bailout agreement between the Portuguese Government and the Troika include measures to increase performance and reduce costs. An analysis of local government efficiency and an assessment of its determinants is highly relevant for policy purposes, particularly when new efforts to decentralize are being discussed. The aim of this research is to evaluate the efficiency of the 278 mainland municipalities in Portugal using a twostage procedure, combining data envelopment analysis in the first phase with fractional response models in the second. The analysis is performed for 2010 and 2015, before and after the Troika’s intervention in Portugal. Results show a similar pattern for both years, in the two stages. The results also indicate that there is no structural changes from 2010 to
Peer reviewed: yes
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s40822-019-00126-0
ISSN: 2147-429X
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