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  • Is the PPP model applicable across sectors?
Author
  • Riess, Armin
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  • Focussing on two key features of a PPP - the bundling of construction and operation of an infrastructure asset, for one, and private ownership for another - this paper argues that the PPP model is suitable for some public services but not for others. While the incentive-oriented mechanism of bundling and private ownership fosters cost savings in the provision of public services, such savings might come at the expense of public-interest objectives, which - after all - set public services apart from private goods and services. The challenge then is to find out whether the conditions for cost savings to outweigh departures from public-interest objectives are more likely to exist for some services than for others. This paper answers affirmatively, putting the ease (or difficulty) of contracting on public services - notably their publicinterest objectives - at the heart of the argument.
  • public-private partnerships; economic sectors; incomplete contracts; ownership
  • RePEc:ris:eibpap:2005_006
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  • English
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