Application of the DEA method in examining the efficiency of municipalities


  • Ing. Marek Jetmar, Ph.D. AMBIS University, Katedra regionálního rozvoje, Lindnerova 575/1, 18000 Praha 8 - Libeň, Česko
  • doc. Ing. Lenka Maličká, PhD. Technical University of Košice, Ekonomická fakulta, Katedra financií Němcovej 32, 040 01 Košice, Slovensko



communities and municipalities, efficiency, DEA


The article deals with the issue of applying the DEA (Data Envelope Analysis) in order to examine the efficiency of selected public services provided by municipalities and towns. It focuses on methodological bases for selecting and ranking municipalities, justifying the need to break down municipalities into smaller, more homogeneous groups. It then shows the practical results of the calculation of efficiencies – achieved mean values in the categories examined and selected groups of municipalities in the context of the whole set. It discusses usage limits with regard to the quality of available data and the overall suitability of the method for monitoring the efficiency of municipalities.


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Jetmar, M., & Maličká, L. (2020). Application of the DEA method in examining the efficiency of municipalities. Socio-Economic and Humanities Studies, 12(2), 5–24.