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Privatization of public-sector services in practice: Experience and potential

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  • Robert W. Poole
  • Philip E. Fixler

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Privatization-the transfer of assets and service responsibility from the public to the private sector-has been expanding at the state and local level. Empirical studies document significant cost savings, apparently due to incentives introduced by competition. The outlook is for continued expansion of privatization, including such areas as highways, transit, water supply, and education.

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  • Robert W. Poole & Philip E. Fixler, 1987. "Privatization of public-sector services in practice: Experience and potential," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 6(4), pages 612-625.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jpamgt:v:6:y:1987:i:4:p:612-625
    DOI: 10.1002/pam.4050060408
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    1. Ramamurti, Ravi, 1997. "Testing the limits of privatization: Argentine railroads," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(12), pages 1973-1993, December.
    2. Vining, Aidan R. & Globerman, Steven, 1999. "Contracting-out health care services: a conceptual framework," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 77-96, January.

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