Economics at your fingertips  

Local waste management in the Czech Republic: Limits and merits of public-private partnership and contracting out

Jana Soukopová, Gabriela Vaceková and Daniel Klimovský

Utilities Policy, 2017, vol. 48, issue C, 201-209

Abstract: The paper focuses on the efficiency of different forms of local service delivery in the Czech waste collection market, which shows a high degree of concentration. Based on data collected in 2014 from 2065 municipalities, the results of regression analysis indicate that public-private partnerships are more expensive than other delivery forms. Contracting out leads to cost savings, especially for larger municipalities. The results for municipalities with fewer than 500 inhabitants show that a crucial role in municipal cost reduction is played by inter-municipal cooperation.

Keywords: Waste collection; Public-private partnerships; Municipal costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Utilities Policy is currently edited by D. Smith

More articles in Utilities Policy from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

Page updated 2019-10-18
Handle: RePEc:eee:juipol:v:48:y:2017:i:c:p:201-209