Reviews and Books

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…

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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,…

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Christopher Pollitt, Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration, Reviewed by Simon Porcher

Février 2018 Simon Porcher – Public Administration Review Review of Christopher Pollitt’s book, Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Risk minimisation: the failure of electricity intra-day forward contracts

Septembre 2017 Raphaël Homayoun Boroumand, Stéphane Goutte, Simon Porcher, et Thomas Porcher, International Journal of Global Energy Issues Abstract: As market intermediaries, electricity retailers purchase electricity from the wholesale market or self-generate…

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The ‘hidden costs’ of water provision: New evidence from the relationship between contracting-out and price in French water public services

30 août 2017 Simon Porcher, Utilities Policy Abstract: In France, the management of public services such as water or sanitation can be done by the municipal council or contracted out to…

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Impact of regulation on English and Welsh water-only companies: an input-distance function approach

Juin 2017 María Molinos-Senante, Simon Porcher, et Alexandros Maziotis – Environmental Science and Pollution Research Abstract: The assessment of productivity change over time and its drivers is of great significance for water companies and regulators when…

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