Efficiency in the Public Sector / Edition 1

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Efficiency in the Public Sector is divided into two sections. The firs t is titled "Issues in Public Sector Efficiency Evaluation" and compri ses of chapters 1-4. The second section is titled "Efficiency Analysis in the Public Sector - Advances in Theory and Practice." This divisio n is somewhat arbitrary, in the sense there are significant overlappin g themes in both sections. However, it serves to separate chapters tha t can be characterised as dealing with broader issues (Section I), fro m chapters that can be characterised as focusing on specific theoretic al problems and empirical cases (Section II).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792375630
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Studies in Productivity and Efficiency Series, #1
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction 1
Sect. I Issues In Public Sector Efficiency Evaluation
1 Performance Assessment in the Public Sector 11
2 Why Have the Returns to Microeconomic Reform Been So Disappointing? 37
3 Performance Measurement and Resource Allocation 61
4 A Property-Rights Perspective of Efficiency: Privatizing the Commons 83
Sect. II Efficlency Analysis in the Public Sector Advances in Theory and Practice
5 The Deadweight Costs of Capital Taxation in Australia 103
6 A Comparison of Alternative Productivity Growth Measures: With Application to Electricity Generation 169
7 Integrating Consumer Satisfaction Into Productivity Indexes 201
8 Productive Structure and Efficiency of Public Hospitals 219
9 Measuring Output of Hospital Services 249
10 Efficiency in the Provision of Municipal Nursing- and Home-Care Services: The Norwegian Experience 273
Index 301
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