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The City and the cities: ownership, finance and the geography of recovery

Will Hutton and Neil Lee.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Corporate Governance. 6593 words.

In the wake of a financial crisis and recession, the UK faces a challenging recovery. This represents an important time to revisit the UK’s systems of finance and ownership. This article...

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COMPETITION AND MERGERS AMONG NONPROFITS

Jens Prüfer.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 8391 words.

Should mergers among nonprofit organizations be assessed differently than mergers among for-profit firms? A recent debate in law and economics, boosted by apparently one-sided court...

Competitive microcredit markets: differentiation and ex ante incentives for multiple borrowing

Paolo Casini.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Banking; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9162 words.

I analyse an oligopolistic microcredit market characterized by asymmetric information on the riskiness of borrowers. I study the effects of competition when, due to the absence of credit...

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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Corporate ethical trading in an economic downturn: recessionary pressures and refracted responsibilities

Alex Hughes.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2012; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour Standards: National and International; International Factor Movements and International Business; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Services; Capitalist Systems. 10731 words.

This article investigates the effects of an economic downturn on corporate social responsibility, with a focus on how UK food and clothing retailers responded to recessionary pressures...

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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...

Delay and secrecy: does industry sponsorship jeopardize disclosure of academic research?

Dirk Czarnitzki, Christoph Grimpe and Andrew A. Toole.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 9637 words.

The viability of modern open science norms and practices depend on public disclosure of new knowledge, methods, and materials. Aggregate data from the OECD show a broad shift in the...

Deregulation as (Welfare Reducing) Trade Reform: the Case of the Australian Wheat Board

Steve McCorriston and Donald MacLaren.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Agricultural Economics. 8767 words.

State trading enterprises are distinguishable from private, commercial firms by the nature of their exclusive rights and objectives. Deregulation of the Australian Wheat Board is used to...

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Determinants of Nationalization in the Oil Sector: A Theory and Evidence from Panel Data

Sergei Guriev, Anton Kolotilin and Konstantin Sonin.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2011; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Primary Products; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Production and Organizations. 8520 words.

In this article, we study nationalizations in the oil industry around the world during 1960–2006. We show, both theoretically and empirically, that governments are more likely to...

Do Retail Incentives Work in Privatizations?

Matti Keloharju, Samuli Knüpfer and Sami Torstila.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2008; p ublished online July 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economics; Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 13917 words.

Twenty countries around the world have used $27 billion in incentives such as bonus shares and discounts to attract retail investors to participate in privatizations and to discourage them...

Does Government Ownership Affect the Cost of Debt? Evidence from Privatization

Ginka Borisova and William L. Megginson.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Corporate Regulation; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 18075 words.

We explore whether government ownership affects the cost of debt using a sample of fully and partially privatized companies. On average across firms, a one-percentage-point decrease in...

A Dynamic Model of Privatization with Endogenous Post-Privatization Performance

Jiahua Che.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 17482 words.

This paper presents a dynamic model of privatization, driven by improved institutional protection of private property rights and constrained by the buyer's financial constraints. Government...

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An Economic Appraisal of MOOC Platforms: Business Models and Impacts on Higher Education

Paul Belleflamme and Julien Jacqmin.

in CESifo Economic Studies

March 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Services; Education and Research Institutions. 11962 words.

We use various economic and pedagogical concepts to understand the specificities of MOOC (Massive Online Open Courses) platforms. We discuss how the private provision of MOOCs can be...

Empirical Evidence on Satisfaction with Privatization in Latin America

Céline Bonnet, Pierre Dubois, David Martimort and Stéphane Straub.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 10851 words.

Since the 1980s, privatization of formerly state-owned firms has been extensively implemented by governments across Latin America. Despite the fact that most evaluations of the process fail...

EXPORTING KNOWLEDGE THROUGH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING

D. Daniel Sokol and Kyle W. Stiegert.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2010; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Public Economics. 8298 words.

With a significant increase in the number of countries with antitrust laws, technical assistance (TA) to improve the capacity of antitrust agencies has become a key priority for...

The first privatisation: selling SOEs and privatising public monopolies in Fascist Italy (1922–1925)

Germà Bel.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Corporate Regulation; Public Economics. 9608 words.

Italy's first Fascist government applied a large-scale privatisation policy between 1922 and 1925. The government privatised the State monopoly of match sale, eliminated the State monopoly...

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The food crisis, mass media and the political economy of policy analysis and communication

Johan F. M. Swinnen, Pasquamaria Squicciarini and Thijs Vandemoortele.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

August 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Production and Organizations; Capitalist Systems. 7163 words.

Few years ago, the widely shared view was that low food prices were a curse to developing countries. The dramatic increase in food prices in 2006–2008 appears to have fundamentally altered...

Food security, welfare, and partial de-regulation of parastatals

Steve McCorriston and Donald MacLaren.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Agricultural Economics. 9162 words.

Complete de-regulation of parastatals is often advocated as a desirable reform, although it is usually opposed by vested interests and by those who perceive that the de-regulated market can...

From Government to Regulatory Governance: Privatization and the Residual Role of the State

Bernardo Bortolotti and Enrico Perotti.

in The World Bank Research Observer

January 2007; p ublished online February 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Corporate Regulation. 5322 words.

This article reviews the state of thinking on the governance role of public ownership and control. Optimal governance systems depend on the path of institutional development. Nevertheless,...

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