LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM: PRIVATIZATION AND PUBLIC-PRIVATE COLLABORATION (LOCALPRIVATIZATION)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 12, 2006||End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2006|
|Registration Date: Jun 10, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2006|
|Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2005|
|Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2006|
In the last decades, many analytical efforts have been devoted to study the theoretical foundations as well as the empirical evidence on local privatization, thus analyzing the factors explaining the privatization decision, as well as the economic results from privatization. Empirical studies do not provide clear evidence on the costs and benefits of privatization. Moreover, in practice, concerns about service quality, social equity, and employment conditions raise skepticism of privatization.
Within this general framework, the key themes for the special issue are the following ones:
- Theoretical underpinnings for local privatization.
- Factors explaining the decision to privatize.
- Economic consequences of privatization: Form of production and costs.
- Monitoring activities and contracting costs as a consequence of privatization.
- Privatization, market concentration and competition.
- Alternatives to privatization.
- Reverse privatization
- Concerns with meeting wider government obligations to citizens (public service) which can be undermined in the market delivery process.
- The suppression of compulsory competitive tendering in the UK in 1998. Causes and consequences.
Abstracts with the proposals must be sent before: December 31st, 2005 (MAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Decision by the Scientific Committee on abstract acceptance: Until January 31st, 2006
Full paper: Until April 15th, 2006