Privatization of Local Public Service

Economics 447

Usual Description

This seminar examines an increasingly popular phenomenon in the local public sector. As budgets become tighter, cities and counties have been turning to private agents to provide many of our public services. We will read papers that investigate theoretically and empirically the effect that privatization has had on our concept of government. Topics covered include: comparing public and private sector efficiency; contracting out; homeowners’ associations, business improvement districts and ‘private governments’; public-private partnerships.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Economics 447 Taught by Ron Cheung