Public private partnership - comparative issues in the UK, Germany and Austria

McQuaid, Ronald W and Scherrer, Walter (2005) Public private partnership - comparative issues in the UK, Germany and Austria. In: 11th International Public Private Partnerships Conference, 25th-27th May 2005, University of Iaşi, Lasi, Romania.

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    While the UK has been a leader in the large-scale introduction of public private partnerships (PPPs) across the economy, both Austria and Germany have been relative latecomers within the recent move towards PPPs. This paper analyses the issues driving PPPs and in particular it compares the experiences in Austria, Germany and the UK. The major of motives for moving towards PPPs are macro-economic or budgetary, especially in Germany and Austria, but also micro-economic or improving the efficiency of public service delivery, especially in the UK. The paper then considers the imposition of constraints on policy decisions by PPPs and analyses the potential macro-economic, including the implications in terms of the tax to GDP-ratios.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: public private partnerships; UK; Germany; Austria; public finance; policy;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 332 Financial economics
    300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 336 Public finance
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
    Item ID: 2771
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 15:29
    Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 14:32

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