|Reference : Contract renewal as an incentive device: An application to the French urban transport se...|
|Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference|
|Business & economic sciences : Microeconomics|
|Contract renewal as an incentive device: An application to the French urban transport sector|
|Gautier, Axel [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > Economie industrielle >]|
|1st International conference on Economics and Management of Public Utilities|
|University of Eastern Piemonte, Novara and Boccony University, Milan|
|[en] In the French urban public transport industry, operations are often delegated and periodically putted out forto tender. Thus, operators’ incentives to reduce costs come from both profit maximization during the current contract and from the perspective of contract renewal. We have constructed a dynamic incentive regulation model that captures these features and we show that both the level of cost-reducing effort and its repartition during the contracting period depend on the contract type (cost-plus, gross cost or net cost contract). We then estimated a cost frontier model for an eight-year panel of French bus companies (677 company-year observations) to test our predictions.|
|Centre de Recherche en Économie Publique et de la Population - C.R.E.P.P|
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