Productivity Changes in Slovenian Urban Municipalities

  • Primož Pevcin University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration, Faculty of Ljubljana, Department of Public Sector Economics and Management, Gosarjeva ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana
Keywords: Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Malmquist Index, urban municipalities, Slovenia

Abstract

Paper estimates productivity change in 10 Slovenian urban (city) municipalities during the period 2009-2012. Total factor productivity (TFP) change is estimated with input-orientated Malmquist productivity indices, which enables the productivity change to be decomposed into technical efficiency change and into technological change. The results indicate that average TFP annual means decreased by 5.8 % during the report period, and only one urban municipality experienced productivity improvement. Besides, technological regress can be identified as the main source of TFP decrease during the report period.

Author Biography

Primož Pevcin, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Administration, Faculty of Ljubljana, Department of Public Sector Economics and Management, Gosarjeva ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana
Associate Professor
Published
2014-07-09
Section
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