Германия. 2018: монография
This edited book presents analytical reports dedicated to themajor political and economic events Germany in 2018. The authorsconsider the features of the content and implementation of the gov-ernment agreement of a «Grand coalition» consisting of CDU/CSUand the SPD, especially the political and economic development ofGermany, including in the sphere of pension provision, labour mar-ket, migration processes, energy transformation, digitalization ofschool and higher education. In the foreign policy sphere, the trans-atlantic vector and its relationship with Germany’s policy in theMiddle East, as well as relations between Russia and Germany areanalyzed
Based on the case study of Bundestag elections in the FRG in 2017 and the previous years, a “key research question” is raised: can a successful political communication of non-traditional/non-system parties lead to their legitimacy and transformation to system ones.
We address the external effects on public sector efficiency measures acquired using Data Envelopment Analysis. We use the health care system in Russian regions in 2011 to evaluate modern approaches to accounting for external effects. We propose a promising method of correcting DEA efficiency measures. Despite the multiple advantages DEA offers, the usage of this approach carries with it a number of methodological difficulties. Accounting for multiple factors of efficiency calls for more complex methods, among which the most promising are DMU clustering and calculating local production possibility frontiers. Using regression models for estimate correction requires further study due to possible systematic errors during estimation. A mixture of data correction and DMU clustering together with multi-stage DEA seems most promising at the moment. Analyzing several stages of transforming society’s resources into social welfare will allow for picking out the weak points in a state agency’s work.