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Advancing the field of organizations through the study of military organizations

Mie Augier, Thorbjorn Knudsen and Robert M. McNab.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Business and Management; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11878 words.

This article argues that the field of organization studies may learn from closer study of decision-making and behaviors in military organizations. It describes some of the intellectual...

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Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?

Manudeep Bhuller, Tarjei Havnes, Edwin Leuven and Magne Mogstad.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Energy and Utilities; Publicly Provided Goods; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 15430 words.

Does internet use trigger sex crime? We use unique Norwegian data on crime and internet adoption to shed light on this question. A public program with limited funding rolled out broadband...

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The challenge of infrastructure financing

Massimo Ferrari, Alberto Giovannini and Massimo Pompei.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Construction; Primary Products; Development Planning and Policy. 7497 words.

We argue that in infrastructure there is unfilled demand for financing arising from an almost structural deficiency of infrastructures both in developed markets and emerging markets matched...

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Charity as a Substitute for Reputation: Evidence from an Online Marketplace

Daniel W. Elfenbein, Ray Fisman and Brian Mcmanus.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Marketing; Services; Corporate Social Responsibility; Market Structure and Pricing. 13423 words.

Consumers respond positively to products tied to charity, particularly from sellers that are relatively new and hence have limited alternative means of assuring quality. We establish this...

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COMPETITION LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: THE DUTCH AGREEMENT ON COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

Erik Kloosterhuis and Machiel Mulder.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure and Pricing; Publicly Provided Goods; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 11165 words.

Agreements between firms to jointly reduce production capacity generally violate competition law, unless specific conditions are met. These conditions imply that the agreements need to...

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Contracting out public service provision to not-for-profit firms

John Bennett and Elisabetta Iossa.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 7815 words.

In an incomplete-contract setting, we analyse the contracting out of public service provision, comparing the performance of for-profit (FP) and not-for-profit (NP) firms. Two institutional...

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A critical assessment of the incomplete contracts theory for private participation in public services: the case of the water sector in Ghana

Hulya Dagdeviren and Simon A. Robertson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Publicly Provided Goods; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Economic Methodology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9865 words.

This paper provides a critical analysis of the recent developments in the incomplete contracts theory and its conclusions for privatisation of public services. Drawing on a case study of...

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A critical assessment of transaction cost theory and governance of public services with special reference to water and sanitation

Hulya Dagdeviren and Simon A. Robertson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of Economic Thought (to 1925); Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Energy and Utilities. 10222 words.

This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of Oliver Williamson’s work on the choice between public and private governance by focusing on his central proposition that public...

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Financing Africa's Infrastructure Deficit: From Development Banking to Long-term Investing

Rabah Arezki and Amadou Sy.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation. 6302 words.

This article studies the appropriate financing structure of infrastructure investment in Africa. It starts with a description of recent initiatives to scale up infrastructure investment in...

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From public monopsony to competitive market: more efficiency but higher prices

Josse Delfgaauw and Robert Dur.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2009; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Particular Labour Markets; Publicly Provided Goods; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economics. 6211 words.

This paper examines the consequences of creating a fully competitive market in a sector previously dominated by a cost-minimizing public firm. Workers in the economy are heterogeneous in...

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