Plural Governance for the Management of Local Public Services: An Empirical Investigation on the French Car Park Industry

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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The economics of street-level prostitution in Paris during the ‘Belle Epoque’ (1870-1914)

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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Le métier d’enseignant-chercheur au révélateur de la situation de crise

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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Strengthening the Efficiency of Public Procurement

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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Plural Governance for the Management of Local Public Services: An Empirical Investigation on the French Car Park Industry

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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When Utility Aggregations Fail to Deliver Cost Savings

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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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Mapping and Strengthening Water and Sanitation Service Regulation in Argentina: from Diagnosis to Policy Recommendations

March 2020 In: Network Industries Quarterly Maria Salvetti, Aziza Akhmouch, Antonio Cañamas-Catala* Abstract :  This article draws on a broader work on water governance in Argentina led by the OECD jointly with the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Water Policy of Argentina. It builds upon a one-year policy dialogue with 200+  stakeholders from public, private, non-profit…

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Response2covid19, a dataset of governments’ responses to COVID-19 all around the world 

Scientific Data (Nature), 423 (2020)., Porcher, S. Abstract Following the COVID-19 outbreak, governments all around the world have implemented public health and economic measures to contain the spread of the virus and to support the economy. Public health measures include domestic lockdown, school closures and bans on mass gatherings among others. Economic measures cover wage…

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