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

@inproceedings{Rodrigues2013MunicipalSD,
  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 J. FILIPE ARA{\'U}JO},
  year={2013}
}
Service provision by local governments can be delivered using in-house bureaucracies, private firms, and partnerships with other governments or the not-forprofit 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 analyse… CONTINUE READING