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Public services performance: an extended framework and empirical assessment across the enlarged EU

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Di Meglio Berg, Gisela Amanda and Stare, Metka and Maroto, Andrés and Rubalcaba, Luis (2015) Public services performance: an extended framework and empirical assessment across the enlarged EU. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 33 (2). pp. 321-341. ISSN 1472-3425

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Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1068/c12264r




Abstract

Performance of the public sector is at the core of long-term wealth creation and welfare improvement. Yet, its measurement remains inadequate and flawed with data deficiency. The paper proposes an extended framework for the assessment of public services performance that accounts for long-term impacts on welfare and empirically evaluates it across 25 European countries on the basis of a wide set of proxy indicators. We relate the performance scores to input costs indices and propose a coherent typology of countries that corresponds to the patterns of economic effectiveness of public services. The empirical analysis reveals that due to differences in input costs across the enlarged EU the economic effectiveness of public services varies to a much larger extent than the performance, with some relatively large-sized governments (Sweden, Denmark, Austria) being the most effective ones.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Performance; Effectiveness; European Union; Public services
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > Public administration
Social sciences > European Union
ID Code:61338
Deposited On:20 Jul 2020 12:24
Last Modified:27 Jul 2020 10:05

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