Roles and Attitudes in Public Service

Values that characterise public service form the foundation for the ethical image of the entire country and thereby serve as reference points for the society as a whole. For this reason, a clearly defined set of values must be determined for public service, providing its common ethical anchor points, as well as concrete guidelines for acting in different situations. It is a recurring study, first conducted in 2005, with a goal to follow the trends in value attitudes and to map main ethical conflicts and problems that public service faces daily, but also to identify the expectations of public servants in prevention of those conflicts and problems.

Client:

The Estonian Ministry of Finance

Implementation period:

2017

Analytical assessment of the method for calculating DRG reference price and price limits

The purpose of the research was to evaluate the statistical adjustment of the currently used method for calculating DRG reference price and price limits and to suggest improvements for the existing DRG price calculating method. Special emphasis was on DRGs with a small number of treatment cases and DRGs where the lowest price limit turns negative when using today’s cutting mechanism.

Client:

Estonain Health Insurance Fund

Implementation period:

2016

The cost of crimes of violence

Crimes of violence impose several costs on society, victim, and offender’s family. The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of the costs associated with crimes of violence for Estonian society. The study focuses on three types of crime: manslaughter, rape and robbery.

Client:

Ministry of Justice

Implementation period:

2014-2015

Crime Prevention at Local Level

There is general consensus that crime prevention is most effective when planned and delivered locally, as local communities understand best the problems and needs of community and therefore can deliver targeted and effective response. This study was to analyse the current situation of crime prevention at the local level, focusing particularly on youth crime prevention.

Client:

Ministry of Justice

Implementation period:

2014

Analysis of the Economical Effects of Personal Data Protection Regulation

Each law has side effects besides having desired effects. Lately more and more attention has been directed to a phenomena called administrative burden in the context of legal act implementation. The objective of this research paper was to assess the administrative burden of personal data (including sensitive personal data) processing and its economical effect on the private sector.

Client:

Ministry of Justice

Implementation period:

2009

Modelling External Costs of Estonian Land Transport

The goal of this project was to create a simulation tool that allows to calculate external costs of transport sector (costs that arise e.g. due to environment pollution, noise or congestion) depending on the total vehicle kilometres by transportation mode and vehicle type.

Client:

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Implementation period:

2009

Case studies on Telework in Estonian Companies

Modern technology has made it possible to perform tasks that in the past demanded presence in the office, to be comfortably performed from distance. It is fully conceivable that telework centres locating in rural areas curb the time spent on long trips to the office and create jobs for those, who can only work in local area. This research project deals mainly with the latter. The main research question was, what kind of services are suitable for telework centre with a focus on jobs that can be taught to local labour force that is currently unemployed.

Client:

Estonian Telework Association

Implementation period:

2007