There is a risk of presupposing that enhancing efficiency will simply improve financial health in local governments. However, there are several reasons to think that the healthy governments could be the least efficient ones. This chapter aims to contribute to this discussion by using a sample of the 132 largest Italian local governments during the period 2005-2014. The results show that the taken-for-granted positive effect of efficiency on financial condition is observable only when efficiency refers to current expenditures, but such a positive effect has not been observed in the case of capital expenditures.
|Titolo:||Explaining the Relation Between Efficiency and Financial Condition: Empirical Analysis on Local Governments|
BISOGNO, Marco (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1.1 Articolo su libro con DOI|