Does the Financial Self-sufficiency of Municipalities Affect Efficiency of the Museums which they Founded? (A Case Study from the Czech Republic)

  • Michal Plaček The National Museum Of Agriculture
  • František Ochrana Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social and Economic Strategies
  • Milan Půček The National Museum Of Agriculture
  • Milan Křápek The National Museum Of Agriculture
  • David Špaček
Keywords: efficiency, decentralization, public sector, museums, Czech Republic


This paper analyzes and discusses the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of museums run by municipalities. It tests the hypothesis that municipalities with higher levels of income self-sufficiency can more efficiently manage museums than municipalities with lower levels of financial self-sufficiency. For our analysis, we used financial data for the years 2015 to analyze the efficiency of museums using data envelopment analysis (DEA). To test the hypothesis about the impact of financial self-sufficiency, we use regression analysis. The results obtained did not confirmed the hypothesis.

Author Biographies

František Ochrana, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social and Economic Strategies


David Špaček

Masaryk University, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Lipová 41a, 602 00 Brno.


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