Fair competition in the refuse collection market?
AbstractWe estimate whether fair competition exists for tendering refuse collection in the Netherlands. The results indicate that concentration increases prices and offsets the advantage of contracting out. The presence of competing public firms might be essential to ensure fair competition.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2007)
Issue (Month): 10 ()
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