Public-Private Partnerships : A Public Economics Perspective

Author/Editor:

Efraim Sadka

Publication Date:

March 1, 2006

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) involve the supply by the private sector of infrastructure and services deriving from infrastructure assets which have traditionally been supplied by the public sector. PPPs are spreading all over the world. It may be quite plausible that such arrangements were initially an attempt to evade expenditure controls and hide public budget deficits. But if they are properly designed and transparently reported, PPPs can enhance the efficiency of the provision of services that were formerly supplied solely by the public sector. This paper provides a public economics perspective on PPPs.

Series:

Working Paper No. 06/77

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2006

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451863376/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2006077

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

29

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