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Fiscal Decentralization Reforms

The Impact on the Efficiency of Local Governments in Central and Eastern Europe

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  • Examines the effects of fiscal decentralization reforms on local government efficiency in CEE countries

  • Applies econometric methods and regression models

  • Offers a comparative perspective

Part of the book series: Public Administration, Governance and Globalization (PAGG, volume 19)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Fiscal Decentralization Reforms and Local Government Efficiency: An Introduction

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 1-49
  3. The Fiscal Decentralization in Bulgaria

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 51-60
  4. The Fiscal Decentralization in the Czech Republic

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 61-71
  5. The Fiscal Decentralization in Hungary

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 73-82
  6. The Fiscal Decentralization in Poland

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 83-92
  7. The Fiscal Decentralization in Romania

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 93-100
  8. The Fiscal Decentralization in Slovakia

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 101-113
  9. Fiscal Decentralization in Slovenia

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 115-125
  10. Comparative Analysis of the Results of Fiscal Decentralization in Selected CEE Countries

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 127-131
  11. Fiscal Decentralization and Efficiency: The Empirical Case Study of Small Municipalities in the Czech Republic

    • Michal Plaček, František Ochrana, Milan Jan Půček, Juraj Nemec
    Pages 133-197

About this book

This book examines the impacts of fiscal decentralization reforms on the efficiency of local governments in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. By offering a comparative perspective and by applying econometric methods and regression models, it analyses various reform trajectories and their effects on individual CEE countries. Furthermore, the book discusses input and output indicators for evaluating the efficiency of municipalities. Readers will learn about the common features of these countries, the impact of path dependence, and future prospects for decentralization reforms. In closing, the book discusses modern management and administration methods, opportunities for cooperation between municipalities, co-creative service delivery, and other measures that could improve the efficiency of public service provision.

Keywords

  • Fiscal decentralization
  • Municipalities
  • local government efficiency
  • Reforms
  • Central East European countries
  • Public finance

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

    Michal Plaček, František Ochrana

  • College of Regional Development, Prague, Czech Republic

    Milan Jan Půček

  • Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

    Juraj Nemec

About the authors

Michal Plaček is an Associate Professor at the Center for Social and Economic Strategies (CESES) of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. His research focuses on decentralization and efficiency in public administration.

František Ochrana is a Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is a consultant for various subjects of public sector in field of public procurement and participated in more than 28 research projects. Ochrana also authored 14 academic books. 

Milan Půček is an Associate Professor at the Center for Social and Economics Strategies (CESES) of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He is experienced in basic and applied research and has participated, for example in research projects, such as CAF Methodology Improvement, Enhancing the Analytical Planning and Implementation Capacities of Strategic Governance in Regions.  Půček's research focuses on efficiency and savings in public sector.

Juraj Nemec is full time Professor of Public Finance and Public Management at the Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic and part time Professor at the Faculty of Economics at Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, with 35 years’ experience in teaching on pre-graduate, graduate and doctoral levels.



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Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-46758-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)