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The Economics of Public Sector Information

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  • Pollock, R.

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We give an overview of the economics of `public sector information' (PSI) focusing on the question of funding and regulatory structure. That is: who should pay to maintain public sector information and what regulatory structure should be put in place to support this.

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Paper provided by Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge in its series Cambridge Working Papers in Economics with number 0920.

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Date of creation: 09 May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cam:camdae:0920

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  1. Koski, Heli, 2011. "Does Marginal Cost Pricing of Public Sector Information Spur Firm Growth?," Discussion Papers 1260, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.

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