Revues et Ouvrages

Subnational Public-Private Partnerships – Meeting Infrastructure Challenges

November 2018 In series: OECD Multi-level Governance Studies Stéphane Saussier a contribué au rapport OCDE « Subnational Public-Private Partnerships: Meeting Infrastructure Challenges » en rédigeant le chapitre 2 sur « Opportunities and challenges in France ». Abstract : This report focuses on the challenges of governing infrastructure investment and public-private partnerships (PPPs) at the subnational level. Subnational governments – cities and…

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Facing the Challenges of Water Governance

September 2018 Simon Porcher, Stéphane Saussier – Palgrave Studies in Water Governance: Policy and Practice Abstract : Access to water is one of the most pressing global issues of the twenty-first century, particularly when set against the background of a rapidly growing global population. This book provides a cutting-edge, comprehensive overview of the challenges facing water governance…

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Public-Private Partnerships: A Swiss Perspective

August 2018 Laure Athias, Moudo Macin, Pascal Wicht – Swiss Public Administration pp 187-204 Abstract : While the last decades have seen a spectacular expansion in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in many high-income European countries, only two PPPs have been realized in Switzerland so far. In this chapter, we define what PPPs are and the optimal conditions under which they should be chosen. Our normative…

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Are public private partnerships that rigid? And why? Evidence from price provisions in French toll road concession contracts

Mai 2018 Laure Athias et Stéphane Saussier – Transportation Research Part A Abstract : Transport concession contracts are commonly said to be standardized and too rigid. They would not allow public authorities to adapt them to evolving context and circumstances. This paper aims at challenging this view and, more particularly, the view that contractual rigidity for transport concessions is exogenous. Using a…

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Productivity change and its drivers for the Chilean water companies: A comparison of full private and concessionary companies

Mai 2018 María Molinos-Senante, Simon Porcher, et Alexandros Maziotis – Journal of Cleaner Production Abstract: The privatization of the water industry has aroused interest in comparing the performance of public vs. private water companies. However, little research has been conducted to compare the performances of full private (FPWCs) and concessionary water companies (CWCs). 

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The Economics of Public-Private Partnerships: Theoretical and Empirical Developments

Janvier 2018 Julie de Brux and Stéphane Saussier (Eds.), Springer Abstract: This book investigates the economic decisions behind the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs). The first part of the book discusses different forms of public procurement contracts, in particular in France and the UK, and provides an economic analysis of the potential advantages and pitfalls of public-private…

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PPP in Europe for building and managing public infrastructures: An economic perspective

Janvier 2018 Elisabetta Iossa and Stéphane Saussier, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics Abstract: Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are long-term contractual agreements between the public and private sector for the provision of public infrastructures and services. Due to tighter budget constraints and to a renewed interest in greater involvement of the private sector in the provision of…

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Social and nonlinear tariffs on drinking water: Cui bono ?

Décembre 2017 Alexandre Mayol, Revue d’Economie Politique Abstract: This empirical study discusses both the incentive and redistributive effects of nonlinear tariffs on the drinking water of developed countries. Using an original panel database based on a natural experience with drinking water in France, we econometrically explore the impact of tariffs changes on consumption (linear versus nonlinear). 

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Trading service quality for safety: a cautionary tale from the French ‘Robien law’ on elevator safety

29 novembre 2017 Lisa Chever et Michael Klien, Journal of Regulatory Economics Abstract: To deal with elevator accidents the French ‘Robien law’ mandated safety upgrades for ‘old’ elevators. Available statistics suggest that the law reduced fatal accidents but also coincides with an unprecedented deterioration in service quality, multiplying breakdowns and downtime. We exploit a unique data…

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