Condición financiera y eficiencia en los gobiernos locales de las Islas Canarias en tiempos de crisis financiera

Cost efficiency and financial situation of local governments in the Canary Isles during the recession

  • Diego Prior Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Ignacio Martín-Pinillos-Castellanos Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonUniversidad de la Laguna, Spain
  • Gemma Pérez-López Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, University of Granada, Spain
  • José L. Zafra-Gómez Universidad de Granada, Spain
Palabras clave: Eficiencia, Condición financiera, Endeudamiento, Sector público local, M-Order

Resumen

Este trabajo examina la eficiencia de costes para el caso particular del sector público municipal español, concretamente, para el caso de los municipios canarios, poniendo especial énfasis en áreas relacionadas con la condición financiera y diferentes tipologías de deuda, teniendo en cuenta las características propias que estos municipios poseen, como un índice turístico elevado. En primer lugar, se utiliza el método de orden m para evaluar la eficiencia de costes de 77 municipios de las Islas Canarias, para el período 2008-12. En la segunda etapa, examinamos el efecto producido en la eficiencia de costes por diferentes tipologías de endeudamiento (largo plazo, corto plazo, financiero y comercial) junto con otras variables financieras, económicas, políticas y de calidad, utilizando el modelo desarrollado por Simar y Wilson (2007), basado en una regresión truncada con datos de panel. Nuestro análisis empírico muestra que en tiempos de crisis existe una relación significativa entre los componentes de la condición financiera y la eficiencia de costes. En particular, concluye que mientras la eficiencia de los costes municipales aumenta con la deuda comercial, disminuye con la deuda financiera. Además, mostramos que ciertas variables socioeconómicas afectan los niveles de eficiencia de costes.

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01-07-2019
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Prior, D., Martín-Pinillos-Castellanos, I., Pérez-López, G., & Zafra-Gómez, J. L. (2019). Condición financiera y eficiencia en los gobiernos locales de las Islas Canarias en tiempos de crisis financiera. Revista De Contabilidad - Spanish Accounting Review, 22(2), 129-144. https://doi.org/10.6018/rcsar.376091
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