Efficiency in the Public Sector / Edition 1

Efficiency in the Public Sector / Edition 1

by Kevin J. Fox
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Springer US

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Efficiency in the Public Sector / Edition 1

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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ISBN-13: 9780792375630
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Series: Studies in Productivity and Efficiency Series , #1
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Section I: Issues in Public Sector Efficiency Evaluation. 1. Performance Assessment in the Public Sector; C.A. Knox Lovell. 2. Why Have the Returns to Microeconomic Reform Been So Disappointing? J. Quiggin. 3. Performance Measurement and Resource Allocation; S. Yaisawarng. 4. A Property-Rights Perspective of Efficiency: Privatizing the Commons; R. Quentin Grafton, D. Squires. Section II: Efficiency Analysis in the Public Sector-Advances in Theory and Practice. 5. The Deadweight Costs of Capital Taxation in Australia; W.E. Diewert, D. Lawrence. 6. A Comparison of Alternative Productivity Growth Measures: With Application to Electricity Generation; T. Coelli. 7. Integrating Consumer Satisfaction into Productivity Indexes; R. Färe, et al. 8. Productive Structure and Efficiency of Public Hospitals; C.J. Morrison Paul. 9. Measuring Output of Hospital Services; P. Roos. 10. Efficiency in the Provision of Municipal Nursing- and Home-Care Services: The Norwegian Experience; E. Erlandsen, F.R. Førsund. Index.

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