Category: Documents de Travail

Les outils de régulation des partenariats public-privé

Numéro: 2014-7

Lisa Chever et Aude Le Lannier – Les outils de régulation des partenariats public-privé

Plan : Une première section de ce chapitre présentera les outils avancés, par la littérature théorique, pour sélectionner efficacement son partenaire. Ces mécanismes étant rarement suffisants pour garantir l’efficacité de la gestion du service sur toute la durée de vie du contrat, une deuxième section sera dédiée aux mécanismes de régulation ex post, une fois le contrat attribué.

Public Private Partnerships and Efficiency: A Short Assessment

Numéro: 2014-6

Antonio Estache et Stéphane SaussierPublic Private Partnerships and Efficiency: A Short Assessment

Abstract: Over the last 35 years or so, governements around the world have enhanced the participation of private actors to deliver a wide variety of goods and services, traditionally delivered by the public sector. The development of public-private partnerships (PPPs) has been, and continues to be, one of the most popular contractual forms this increased private sector role has taken.

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IPPP Risks and Opportunities: An Economic Perspective

Numéro: 2014-5

J. de Brux et F. Marty – IPPP Risks and Opportunities: An Economic Perspective

Abstract: This article analyzes some of the issues raised by institutionalized public-private partnerships in an economic perspective. We demonstrate that although they may address some of the main limits of purely contractual public-private partnerships, such as the issues of control, know-how transfer, or additional financial cost, they may induce some intrinsic risks, related to alterations of the contractual incentive structure and judicial challenges.

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Quality of Outsourced Services, Rent-Seeking and Contract Design. Evidence from Cleaning Contracts.

Numéro: 2014-4

Quality of Outsourced Services, Rent-Seeking and Contract Design. Evidence from Cleaning Contracts.

Jean Beuve and Lisa Chever

Abstract: This paper estimates the impact of contract design on the enforceability of quality in outsourced public contracts. Using a four-year panel data of 102 cleaning contracts, our findings suggest that quality enforcement highly depends on the ex ante contracting process.

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The Determinants of Margins in Gasoline Markets

Numéro: 2014-3

T. Porcher et S. Porcher, 2014 – The Determinants of Margins in Gasoline Markets

Abstract: When studying oligopolies, a tension exists between models supporting tacit collusion and those supporting the non-collusive behavior of firms. Using a panel on retail fuel margins in France over more than twenty years, we find mitigated evidence of collusive behavior in the retail gasoline industry.

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The Ineffectiveness of Fuel Taxes in France

Numéro: 2014-2

S. Porcher et T. Porcher, 2014 – The Ineffectiveness of Fuel Taxes in France

Abstract: Fuel taxes can be employed to correct externalities associated with pollution and raise government revenue. In this paper, we decompose fuel taxes from tax-exclusive fuel prices to see how consumers respond to market versus policy-driven fuel price changes. Our analysis reveals that fuel taxes might be an inefficient means of achieving the various goals for which they have been assigned by governments.


The network efficiency rate: a key performance indicator for water services asset management?

Numéro: 2014-1

Maria Salvetti – The network efficiency rate: a key performance indicator for water services asset management?

Abstract: In France, good governance of public water and sanitation services revolves around the definition and monitoring of performance indicators designed as steering tools and targeting results. Among the 29 statutory performance indicators, the network efficiency rate plays a key role in water services asset management.

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L’évolution des conditions de financement des contrats de PPP : quels impacts de la crise financière ?

Numéro: 2013-3

Frédéric Marty – L’évolution des conditions de financement des contrats de PPP : quels impacts de la crise financière ?

AbstractLe recours aux contrats de partenariat public-privé (PPP) peut induire un certain nombre d’avantages pour les partenaires publics, lesquels tiennent notamment à une couverture contre les risques de dérives de délais et de coûts. Ces derniers peuvent être particulièrement importants dans les projets publics et leurs conséquences sont d’autant plus dommageables que la personne publique considérée fait face à de fortes contraintes budgétaires.

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The Direct and Indirect Effect of Safety Regulation on Service Quality: a Cautionary Tale from the French "Robien Law"

Numéro: 2013-2

The Direct and Indirect Effect of Safety Regulation on Service Quality: a Cautionary Tale from the French « Robien Law »

Lisa Chever et Michael Klien (Chaire EPPP)

Abstract: To deal with elevators accidents the French ’Robien law’ mandated a modernization of ’old’ elevators until 2008. Although available statistics suggest that the law led to a reduction of mortal accidents, a seemingly paradoxical side effect occurred: the modernization coincides with an unprecedented deterioration in service quality, doubling the average elevator downtime and tripling the number of breakdowns.

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Efficiency in the Public and Private French Water Utilities: Prospects for Benchmarking

Numéro: 2013-1

Efficiency in the Public and Private French Water Utilities: Prospects for Benchmarking

Aude Le Lannier and Simon Porcher (Chaire EPPP)

Abstract: This paper uses a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and a Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) to assess the relative technical efficiency of 177 decision making units in the water supply sector in France in 2009.

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