Decomposition and time development of expenditure, investment and other public sector indicators in the Czech Republic
|Author:||Bc. Jaroslav Louda|
|Year:||2023 - winter|
|Leaders:|| doc. Petr Janský Ph.D.
|Work type:|| Bachelors
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|Abstract:||This thesis examines the decompositions of public expenditure and investment between individual
governmental levels in the Czech Republic for the period between 2017 and 2020, studies
inequalities across municipalities in terms of public expenditure and its components and attempts
to offer solutions to inefficiencies arising from high territorial fragmentation of the country. The
results show that the role of subnational governments in public spending and investment decreased.
Within the subnational level, some resources were allocated from municipal to regional
governments. Expenditure per capita across municipalities follows a U-shaped curve, indicating
that, for the smallest municipalities, costs tend to be relatively high, especially in the case of
administrative expenditure. This issue could be mitigated by implementing policies that would
incentivise merging small municipalities into larger ones.