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The International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE) series explores the latest developments in political economy. This fourth volume focuses on experiences of privatization and of private finance initiatives. Privatization of industries and public services, in whole or in part, has become increasingly widespread, and the idea is influencing policy in a range of countries worldwide, especially in relation to utilities such as water and electricity. The UK has introduced new forms of privatization in recent years, most notably the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). These initiatives and others have gained global recognition, but have also attracted significant criticism.
This book brings together a range of scholars and experts to examine current issues in privatization, with coverage of private finance investment in public services in the UK, as well as new privatization initiatives in specific industries and regions. This is an extremely topical issue, and this book offers detailed analysis and informed comment on the real economic issues involved in privatization and schemes such as PFI and PPP. This book should be essential reading for all postgraduates and scholars looking for expert discussion and debate of the issues surrounding privatization.


Description

The International Papers in Political Economy (IPPE) series explores the latest developments in political economy. This fourth volume focuses on experiences of privatization and of private finance initiatives. Privatization of industries and public services, in whole or in part, has become increasingly widespread, and the idea is influencing policy in a range of countries worldwide, especially in relation to utilities such as water and electricity. The UK has introduced new forms of privatization in recent years, most notably the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP). These initiatives and others have gained global recognition, but have also attracted significant criticism.
This book brings together a range of scholars and experts to examine current issues in privatization, with coverage of private finance investment in public services in the UK, as well as new privatization initiatives in specific industries and regions. This is an extremely topical issue, and this book offers detailed analysis and informed comment on the real economic issues involved in privatization and schemes such as PFI and PPP. This book should be essential reading for all postgraduates and scholars looking for expert discussion and debate of the issues surrounding privatization.


Contents


The Political Economy of the Private Finance Initiative; J.Shaoul
Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnerships : The key issues; M.Sawyer
Water Privatization : The International Experience; D.HallE.Lobina
The Electricity Industry Reform Paradigm in the European Union: Testing the Impact on Consumers;
C.V.Fiorio, M.FlorioR.Doronzo
Privatization and Deregulation of the European Electricity Sector; C.Gálvez, A.GonzálezR.Velasco
Privatizations in Latin America; G.Vidal


Authors

PHILIP ARESTIS is University Director of Research, Cambridge Centre for Economics and Public Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Utah, US; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, New York, US; Visiting Professor, University of Leeds, UK; and Visiting Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He was a member of the Economics and Econometrics RAE panel in 1996 and in 2001, and Quality Assessor for the quality assessment exercise in Economics of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Welsh Funding Councils and of the Higher Education Funding Council in England. He was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society (RES), and Secretary of the RES Standing Conference of Heads of Department in Economics (CHUDE). He is currently Vice-Chair of the ESRC-funded Macroeconomics, Money and Finance Research Group. He has published as sole author or editor, as well as co-author and co-editor, a number of books, contributed in the form of invited chapters to numerous books, produced research reports for research institutes, and has published widely in academic journals.
 
MALCOLM SAWYER is Professor of Economics, University of Leeds, UK, and Pro-Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Business. He is managing editor of International Review of Applied Economics, has authored 11 books and edited 18, has published over 70 papers in refereed journals and contributed chapters to nearly 100 books.