Quaderni IRCrES

Quaderni IRCrES

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2018

Quaderni Ircres numero 1/2018

Mario Coccia, Ugo Finardi, Isabella Bianco, Angelo Bonomi

Quaderni Ircres numero 2/2018. Territori e Scenari. Ripensare il Mediterraneo

Antonella Emina, Michele Brondino, Massimo Quaini, Samantha Novello, Stefano Roascio

Quaderni Ircres numero 3/2018. Narrazioni dal Secolo Breve. Ripensare il Mediterraneo

Miriam Begliuomini, Jaques Meny, Yvonne Fracassetti, Antonella Emina, Mauro Bico, Isabella Maria Zoppi

2017

Quaderni Ircres numero 1/2017. What is the relation between public manager compensation and government effectiveness? An explorative analysis with public management implications

Mario Coccia, Igor Benati
Public managers play a central role in public administration to support the overall efficiency with appropriate public policies. In several countries, the public considers the central government senior managers overpaid. These executive compensations tend to be considered disproportionate and in-equitable in relation to the activity and results of public managers. A growing literature has analysed the possible determinants and consequences of higher levels of compensation in public and private organizations. However, a main question unknown is how the levels of compensation of public managers are related to the capacity of the government to effectively formulate and implement sound policies. The findings of this study, based on OECD and World Bank data, show that the government effectiveness and regulatory quality of nations seem to be negatively associated to high levels of compensation for central government senior manager, standardized with GDP per capita of countries. This study also shows that some possible factors of the findings can be due to low level of freedom of expression, rule of law and corruption control of some countries. These results provide fruitful insights to support best practices in public administration based on salaries in-centive-oriented that may stimulate public managers’ work and enhance the national government effectiveness of countries.

Quaderni Ircres numero 2/2017.The relation between public manager compensation and members of parliament’s salary across OECD countries: explorative analysis and possible determinants with public policy implications

Mario Coccia, Igor Benati
The compensation for central government senior managers has been the focus of considerable attention from the public, media and academia in recent years. In several countries, the average compensation of public managers, especially top level ones, has risen in a way that public considers disproportionate and inequitable. In this context, there is a hot debate that the government senior managers are overpaid. A growing literature has analysed the possible determinants of com-pensation in public and private organizations. However, some political and institutional factors af-fecting public managers’ compensation are hardly known. Here, we show that the average compen-sation for central government senior managers seems to be positively associated to average salary of members of parliament (MPs), standardized with GDP per capita of countries. In addition, results show that higher levels of compensation for central government senior managers are mainly in countries based on Mixed Executive. We also show that higher public manager compensations are associated to countries with lower freedom of expression, freedom of association, free media, lower quality of contract enforcement, property rights and corruption control. These results can provide fruitful insights to support reforms and best practices that improve the efficiency of public administration, mainly in latecomer countries.

2016

Quaderni Ircres numero 1/2016. Emerging costs deriving from blackouts for individual firms: evidence from an Italian case study

Clementina Bruno, Ugo Finardi, Azahara Lorite-Espejo, Elena Ragazzi
Among the costs deriving to firms from electric blackouts, emerging costs are the less studied ones. This work aims at shedding some light on the specific topic with an empirical approach. It performs in fact three case studies, describing blackout emerging costs for three firms of very different industries. Data obtained in the cases are described, and a cost function is tentatively sketched. Case studies show that emerging costs, though not prevailing in value over the lost production costs, may be relevant in some cases. At the end of the work, conclusions are drawn, and learned lessons are outlined.