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Contractual design and public-private parternships for hospitals

Pedro Barros () and Xavier Martinez-Giralt ()

No 292, Working Papers from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Abstract: Recently the Portuguese Government announced the launching of public private partnerships to build hospitals with the distinctive feature that both infrastructure construction and the clinical activities management will be awarded to a private party. Accordingly there appear coordination issues that are novel in the design of PPP contracts. We explore the conditions allowing for the optimal design contracts design under several some plausible scenarios.

Keywords: Public-private partnerships; contract design. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I11 I18 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-02
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