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Providers and Profiteers: Essays on Profits and Competition in the Provision of Public Services


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Title: Providers and Profiteers: Essays on Profits and Competition in the Provision of Public Services
Authors: Larsson, Sebastian
E-mail: sebastian.larsson@economics.gu.se
Issue Date: 16-Dec-2021
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economics ; Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Date of Defence: 2022-01-25
Disputation: Tisdag den 25 januari 2022, kl. 10.15, lokal B44, Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik, Vasagatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Public Services
Competition
Quality
Education
Spatial Econometrics
Panel Data econometrics
Grade inflation
Abstract: Public services, such as education and health care, are provided by both public and private actors. In some countries, such as Sweden, these include for-profit organizations. In systems allowing the users to choose freely, the providers must compete, often by offering qualities that the users may care about. This thesis uses both theoretical and empirical techniques to investigate how various policy instruments such as preferential tax treatments, measures to intensify competition, and differen... more
ISBN: 978-91-88199-59-1
978-91-88199-60-7
ISSN: 1651-4289
1651-4297
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/70072
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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