The Economics of Public-Private Partnerships

Theoretical and Empirical Developments

  • Stéphane Saussier
  • Julie de Brux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Julie de Brux, Stéphane Saussier
    Pages 1-13
  3. Definitions, Scope and Economic Analysis of PPPs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jean Beuve, Stéphane Saussier, Julie de Brux
      Pages 17-38
    3. Lisa Chever, Aude Le Lannier
      Pages 39-77
  4. An Empirical Analysis of PPPs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Laure Athias, Lisa Chever
      Pages 113-133
    3. Jean Beuve, Aude Le Lannier, Zoé Le Squeren
      Pages 135-162
    4. Miguel Amaral, Eshien Chong, Stéphane Saussier
      Pages 163-201
    5. John Moore, Carine Staropoli
      Pages 203-240

About this book


This book investigates the economic decisions behind the implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs). The first part of the book discusses different forms of public procurement contracts, in particular in France and the UK, and provides an economic analysis of the potential advantages and pitfalls of public-private partnerships. This exploration of PPPs’ efficiency also includes an examination of the financing conditions of public procurements, as well as regulatory requirements. By reviewing empirical studies on PPPs, the second part of the book compares their advantages over purely public solutions and offers practical guidance on their implementation. Practitioners will also learn best practices on how to involve stakeholders in calls for bids.


Public-private partnership Economic decisions and choices Public procurement Contrats de Partenariat in France Private Finance Initiative in the UK Incentive contracts Outsourcing of public services

Editors and affiliations

  • Stéphane Saussier
    • 1
  • Julie de Brux
    • 2
  1. 1.IAE Sorbonne Business SchoolParisFrance
  2. 2.CITIZINGParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68049-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68050-7
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