Archive pour avril 2014

The Determinants of Margins in French Retail Gasoline Markets

S. Porcher et T. Porcher, 2014 – The Determinants of Margins in French Retail Gasoline Markets, Applied Economics Letters, forthcoming. Abstract: When studying oligopolies, a tension exists between models supporting tacit collusion and those supporting the non-collusive behavior of firms. Using a panel on retail fuel margins in France over more than twenty years, we find mitigated evidence of…

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Quality of Outsourced Services, Rent-Seeking and Contract Design. Evidence from Cleaning Contracts.

Numéro: 2014-4 Quality of Outsourced Services, Rent-Seeking and Contract Design. Evidence from Cleaning Contracts. Jean Beuve and Lisa Chever Abstract: This paper estimates the impact of contract design on the enforceability of quality in outsourced public contracts. Using a four-year panel data of 102 cleaning contracts, our findings suggest that quality enforcement highly depends on the ex ante contracting…

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