October 2019 In: Public Administration Review Simon Porcher Abstract :  This article uses a cross‐country data set to empirically investigate the  relationship between national culture and the quality of government. Culture has a strong impact on the quality of government that remains stable even after controlling for differences in institutions and economic development. This effect…

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August 2019 In: Journal of Economic Surveys Emmanuel Raynaud, Paula Sarita Bigio Schnaider et Maria Sylvia Macchione Saes Abstract :  Why do firms concomitantly rely on more than one organizational arrangement to procure/distribute a given input/product? In this paper, we systematically review and discuss the extensive path undergone by the literature exploring this issue: theso-called…

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Juillet 2019 Dans : Revue économique Alexandre Mayol et Simon Porcher Résumé : L’approche des tarifs de l’eau potable en France a changé depuis 2010, puisque les collectivités peuvent recourir à des tarifs progressifs croissants par blocs. Ces tarifs, bien qu’initialement conçus comme des solutions de second rang aux pertes sèches du monopole, se révèlent…

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2019 In: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy Jean Beuve, Marian W. Moszoro, Stéphane Saussier Abstract : Are public contracts less adaptable than private contracts? Using a comprehensive set of contracts for a standard product, we compare procurement contracts in which the procurer is either a public administration or a private corporation. We find that public‐to‐private contracts feature more…

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Déc. 2018 Dans : Revue d’Economie Financière Frédéric Marty, Stéphane Saussier Résumé : Dans cet article, nous visons à dresser un bilan de quinze années de recours aux contrats et aux marchés de partenariat par les collectivités territoriales en insistant sur les déterminants de leurs engagements en distinguant facteurs conjoncturels et facteurs structurels. Nous illustrons…

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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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Octobre 2018 In: Journal d’économie politique Carlo Cambini, Riham Ezzat, Carine Staropoli Introduction : Since the late eighties, telecommunication reforms took place both in developed and developing countries. Liberalization of the telecom sector contributes largely to the economic growth through the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development and diffusion in the economy. Market openness in telecommunications services and…

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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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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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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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