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Elections et favoritisme dans l'attribution des marchés de services publics locaux

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  • Christophe Gence-Creux
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    [eng] Our study of sixty French municipalities shows that they have a tendency to concentrate the management of local public goods under a unique manager. This seems to go against the egalitarian and transparency principles of the European Union for attribution of markets. We show how "libre administration" and "intuitu personae" principles can lead a mayor, who has electoral concerns, to favor a unique manager even though this choice can in fact be inefficient. We also consider the natural limits to this behavior. [fre] Une enquête réalisée auprès d'une soixantaine de communes françaises montre une tendance, de la part de ces communes, à regrouper la gestion de leurs services publics locaux entre les mains d'un unique opérateur. Cette tendance semble aller à /'encontre des principes d'égalité et de transparence préconisés par l'Union européenne pour l'attribution des marchés. Dans cette analyse, nous montrons comment les principes de libre adminis­tration et de choix intuitu personae peuvent inciter un maire, avec un objectif privé de réélection, à confier la gestion de plusieurs services à un même opérateur, et donc éventuellement à favoriser un opérateur inefficace au moment de l'attribution d'un marché. Nous considérons également les limites naturelles à ce phénomène.

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    Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue économique.

    Volume (Year): 52 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 753-763

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    Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_2001_num_52_3_410354
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.2001.410354
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