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Benchmarking the Efficiency of Public Expenditure in the Russian Federation, David Hauner

This paper benchmarks the efficiency of public expenditure in the social sectors in the Russian Federation relative to other countries and among the country's regions. It finds that there is substantial room for efficiency gains, particularly in health care and social protection, although less so in education. An econometric analysis of efficiency differences between the regions suggests that they are positively related to per capita income and the quality of governance and democratic control, while they are negatively related to the share of federal transfers in the respective region's government revenue and the level of spending relative to gross regional product
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Methodological Issues; III. General Government; IV. Local Governments; Boxes; 1. Explanatory Variables-Motivation and Results; 1. Explanatory Variables-Motivation and Results (Concluded); V. Conclusion; Tables; 1. General Government-Multiple-Outcome Health Efficiency Model; 2. General Government-Multiple-Outcome Education Efficiency Model; 3. General Government-Social Protection Efficiency Model; 4. Local Governments-Data Description; 5. Local Governments-Summary of Performance and Efficiency Scores; Figures; 1. Income Level and General Government Spending
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non fiction
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