The efficiency of private enforcement of publik law claims in Estonia. Riiginõuete sissenõudmise efektiivsus Eestis

  • Indrek Saar Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
  • Kerly Randlane Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
  • Maret Güldenkoh Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
  • Uno Silberg Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
  • Tõnis Elling Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
Keywords: public law claims, bailiffs, private enforcement, efficiency

Abstract

In Estonia, since 2001 the function of the enforcement of public law claims, such as fines or taxes, has been transferred to freelance bailiffs. The intention was to create profit motives for private enforcers to increase the effectiveness of the enforcement system. In this paper it is shown that the remuneration scheme for bailiffs that is currently applied tends to lead to inefficiently low level of enforced public law claims. Through quantitative calculations it is illustrated that there might exist alternatives that significantly increase the economic efficiency of the enforcement system.
Published
2016-08-08
How to Cite
Saar, I., Randlane, K., Güldenkoh, M., Silberg, U., & Elling, T. (2016). The efficiency of private enforcement of publik law claims in Estonia. Riiginõuete sissenõudmise efektiivsus Eestis. Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy, 24(1). https://doi.org/10.15157/tpep.v24i1.12989