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Technical Efficiency and Contractual Incentives: the Case of Urban Public Transport in France

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  • William Roy

    () (LET - Laboratoire d'économie des transports - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - ENTPE - École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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This paper studies the relative performances of contractual arrangements used in the French local public transport industry. Levels of inefficiency are estimated with a production frontier approach. The results confirm the theoretical properties of incentive contracts that lead to better technical efficiency.

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  • William Roy, 2004. "Technical Efficiency and Contractual Incentives: the Case of Urban Public Transport in France," Post-Print halshs-00095304, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00095304
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    Keywords

    Contracts; Contractual Incentives; Contractual arrangements; Efficiency; Performance; Urban Public Transport; Public service governance; France;

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