Efficiency analysis of cultural spending in Czech municipalities
|Author:||Bc. Lucie Holušová|
|Year:||2019 - summer|
|Leaders:|| PhDr. Lenka Šťastná Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||The aim of this study is to assess local expenditures on the culture of municipalities in the
Czech Republic and the effect of the exogenous variables on its level. The thesis analyses the
efficiency for 205 Czech municipalities of extended scope in the years 2014-2016. Based on
the previously published works the expenditures of municipalities of extended scope on
culture were used as the input. Output variables were chosen to match the input variable. The
estimation is performed using the Data Envelopment Analysis under different returns to scale
assumptions. Lastly, several potential effects on the estimated efficiency are considered and
analysed. Our results suggest that 6 out of 9 exogenous variables used in the analysis are
statistically significant and affect the level of efficiency (e.g.: number of inhabitants, rate of
unemployment, the share of elderly people etc.).