Reviews and Books

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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