EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Measuring the Efficiency of Public and Private Delivery Forms: An Application to the Waste Collection Service Using Order-M Data Panel Frontier Analysis

Cristina M. Campos-Alba (), Emilio J. De la Higuera-Molina (), Gemma Pérez-López () and José L. Zafra-Gómez ()
Additional contact information
Cristina M. Campos-Alba: Accounting and Finance Department, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de Cartuja s/n, University of Granada, BOX 18071 Granada, Spain
Emilio J. De la Higuera-Molina: Accounting and Finance Department, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de Cartuja s/n, University of Granada, BOX 18071 Granada, Spain
Gemma Pérez-López: Accounting and Finance Department, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas, University of Granada, C/Santander, 1 BOX 52005 Melilla, Spain
José L. Zafra-Gómez: Accounting and Finance Department, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Campus de Cartuja s/n, University of Granada, BOX 18071 Granada, Spain

Sustainability, 2019, vol. 11, issue 7, 1-15

Abstract: Many studies have been undertaken to determine whether waste collection services are provided more efficiently by private or by public management. To date, however, the findings reported are inconclusive, partly due to the need to evaluate this question over a broad time horizon. In this paper, the question is examined taking into account an extended study period (2002–2014) and applying an order-m data panel method that provides more robust findings than those reported in previous research. The results show that, in general, public-sector provision of the waste collection service is more efficient than private alternatives.

Keywords: efficiency; local government; order-m data panel; waste collection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/7/2056/pdf (application/pdf)
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/7/2056/ (text/html)

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: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:11:y:2019:i:7:p:2056-:d:220599

Access Statistics for this article

Sustainability is currently edited by Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen

More articles in Sustainability from MDPI, Open Access Journal
Bibliographic data for series maintained by XML Conversion Team ().

 
Page updated 2019-05-10
Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:11:y:2019:i:7:p:2056-:d:220599