Municipal Service Delivery: The Role of Transaction Costs in the Choice between Alternative Governance Mechanisms

  title={Municipal Service Delivery: The Role of Transaction Costs in the Choice between Alternative Governance Mechanisms},
  author={Miguel Rodrigues and Ant{\'o}nio F. Tavares and Joaquim Filipe Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Local Government Studies},
  pages={615 - 638}
Abstract Service provision by local governments can be delivered using in-house bureaucracies, private firms, and partnerships with other governments or the not-for-profit sector. This production decision has been a major focus of discussion among scholars, practitioners and political agents for the last quarter of a century. The transaction costs framework is an important tool to analyse decisions regarding the production of local services. In this paper, the authors employ this framework to… Expand
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