Estimating municipal solid waste expenditures – the case of South Moravian Region


STRUK Michal

Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 19th International Conference Current Trends in Public Sector Research
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

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Field Management and administrative
Keywords municipal expenditures; solid waste; MSW; public services
Description Presented study examines current solid waste expenditures of municipalities in the South Moravian Region in the Czech Republic and estimates a model, which explains these expenditures by publicly available sociodemographic statistical data. Focus of the study is especially on the public availability of the data and other possibly relevant factors without publicly available data are not considered in this particular study in order to secure the possibility of reproducing such model. These models can prove useful when predicting expenditure in this area, when analyzing effects of included explanatory variables on the expenditure, or when comparing actual expenditure of the municipality with a model based on the large sample of other municipalities. Presented models estimate both absolute and relative expenditure levels, including explanation of observed effects of various considered variables. Results show that presented models are able to explain total expenditures relatively well based on the age or housing structure of the municipality. Second set of the models further estimates how various variables affect per capita expenditures on municipal solid waste and find the size of the municipality and housing structure to have significant effects.
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