Title: Efficiency and administrative regulation: the case of electoral systems in Peru and Ecuador

Authors: Rubén Méndez Reátegui; Raúl Alosilla Díaz; Oscar Súmar Albújar; Diego Coca Chanalata

Addresses: Universidad Autonoma de Chile, Av. Pedro de Valdivia 425, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile and Universidad Tecnológica del Perú, Av. Arequipa 265, Cercado de Lima 15046, Peru ' Estudio Muñiz Law Firm, Las Begonias 475, 6to. piso, San Isidro, Peru ' Universidad Científica del Sur, Panamericana Sur Km 19, Villa, Peru ' Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador sede Ambato, Av. Manuelita Sáenz. Ambato, Ecuador

Abstract: Using an interdisciplinary analysis, this paper intends to describe the meanings and roles played by efficiency in public administration, from a legal-economic perspective. In line with the neo-institutional approach, legal-economic analysis is based on the premise that agents involved in the different levels of government make decisions according to the incentives they face, and so with legal rules. However, there are variables that impose costs and benefits, but can also cause externalities within the context of these decisions. We analyse how efficiency is applied in different contexts and administrative regulations, focusing on the electoral system.

Keywords: administrative law; public law; public administration; efficiency; Peru; Ecuador.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLAP.2022.120662

International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2022 Vol.8 No.1, pp.13 - 36

Received: 21 Jul 2021
Accepted: 04 Aug 2021

Published online: 31 Jan 2022 *

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