Front Matter

Front Matter Page

Fiscal Affairs Department

Authorized for distribution by Gerd Schwartz

Contents

  • I. Introduction

  • II. Stylized Facts and Key Issues

  • III. Assessing Efficiency as a Benchmark to Guide Expenditure Rationalization

  • IV. Sources of Budget Rigidity in Slovenia

  • V. Conclusion

  • Tables

  • 1. Variation in Key Expenditure Categories, 2000–05

  • 2. Multiple Outcome Health Sector Efficiency Model

  • 3. Multiple Outcome Education Efficiency Model

  • 4. Impact of Social Benefits in Reducing Earnings Inequality

  • 5. Variation in Primary Spending and the Output Gap, 2000–05

  • 6. Benefit and Duration of Key Social Benefits in Selected EU Countries

  • Figures

  • 1. Slovenia: Composition of Expenditure Adjustment, 2000–05

  • 2. Average Expenditure by Economic Category, 2000–05

  • 3. Comparison of Major Functional Spending Categories, 2004

  • 4: Discretionary and Nondiscretionary Share of Expenditure

  • 5. DEA Single Input and Output Diagram

  • 6. Efficiency of Public Spending in Reducing Child Mortality

  • 7. Efficiency of Primary Education in Lowering the Student-Teacher Ratio

  • 8. Slovenia: Composition of General Government Health Spending, 2000–04

  • Appendixes

  • Appendix I

  • Appendix Tables

  • A1. Time Period and Country Coverage of DEA Models

  • References

Budget Rigidity and Expenditure Efficiency in Slovenia
Author: Mr. Todd D. Mattina and Ms. Victoria Gunnarsson