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What have we learned from the last three decades of empirical studies on factors driving local privatisation?

Bel, G; Fageda, X; (2017) What have we learned from the last three decades of empirical studies on factors driving local privatisation? Local Government Studies , 43 (4) pp. 503-511. 10.1080/03003930.2017.1303486. Green open access

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Abstract

Scholarly empirical studies on factors that motivate local privatisation have greatly grown in the last decade. As well, having available better and more comprehensive databases and using more refined empirical techniques have made possible to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of local privatisation, particularly in many European countries. The influence of fiscal stress, cost considerations – scale economies as well as transaction costs – and political partisan interests is usually confirmed. Furthermore, ideological attitudes appear to be more influential than they seemed to be, particularly when considering social services, rather than the technical ones.

Type: Article
Title: What have we learned from the last three decades of empirical studies on factors driving local privatisation?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1303486
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/03003930.2017.1303486
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Privatisation, contracting out, local public services, empirical analysis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123082
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