March 2021 In: European Journal of Law and Economics — Alexandre Mayol et Carine Staropoli Abstract Electricity and water tariffs are undergoing significant changes due to smart metering, retail competition, and regulatory changes. Consumers now have to choose between different tariffs which are getting more and more complex. Theoretically, these new tariffs aim to use…

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January 2021 In: Applied Economics — Alexandre Mayol et Stéphane Saussier Abstract In this paper, we studied the influence of contract renewals on water prices in France. When studying French water contracts in force between 2008 and 2018, we found that contract renewals have little influence on the prices paid by consumers. However, at contract…

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December 2020 In: M@n@gement — Zoé Le Squeren Abstract This paper investigates the use of plural governance for the provision of local public services. Most of the studies conducted on local data compare direct public provision (i.e., in-house provision where governments produce public services themselves, using their own equipment and employees) to contracting out. But…

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June 2020 In: Applied Economics — Alexandre Frondizi and Simon Porcher Abstract How can districts become completely embedded in informal economies despite harsh state regulation? In this paper, we use qualitative and quantitative data to explain the increasing number of ‘clandestine’ street-level prostitutes in a district of Paris during the Belle Epoque (1870–1914). Using an original dataset on street-level prostitutes, we…

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May 2020 In: Le Libellio — Xavier Weppe, Zoé Le Squeren, Xavier Lecocq Introduction L’ émergence et la diffusion planétaire du virus Covid-19, abréviation de « Corona Virus Disease 2019 », détecté la première fois en Novembre 2019 dans un marché de la sixième ville chinoise (Wuhan), provoque depuis quelques semaines une crise sanitaire, économique…

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May 2020 In: Economía Industrial — Stéphane Saussier et Jean Tirole Abstract: Public procurement, the generic term used to refer to procurement contracts (traditional procurement), public service delegations (including concessions) and public private partnerships, currently represents today significant amounts of money as it is believed to account for nearly 15% of the GDP in France.…

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May 2020 In: M@n@gement — Zoé Le Squeren. Abstract: This paper investigates the use of plural governance for the provision of local public services. Most of the studies conducted on local data compare direct public provision (i.e. in-house provision where governments produce public services themselves, using their own equipment and employees) to contracting out. But…

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NIQ

March 2020 In: Network Industries Quarterly — Michael Klien. Abstract: There is growing evidence that utility aggregations do not necessarily lead to cost savings. In this paper I use a global database of utilities to document how aggregations change utilities with respect to network density and cost structure. I argue that aggregations typically do not…

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