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Public Economics Programme Discussion Paper
Choice and Competition in Public Service Provision Timothy Besley and James M. Malcolmson
August 2016
Paper No' PEP 29:
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JEL Classification: H11; H44; L21; L31


Tags: choice; competition; public service; not-for-profit

Development Discussion Paper
The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics Robin Burgess, Matthew Hansen, Benjamin Olken, Peter Potapov, Stefanie Sieber and April 2012
Paper No' EOPP 037:
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JEL Classification: D73,L73


Tags: political economy; corruption; deforestation; cournot competition; satellite imagery; environmental monitoring; illegal logging; climate change; biodiversity

Development Discussion Paper
Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913 Valentino Larcinese
December 2011
Paper No' EOPP 032:
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JEL Classification: D3, D7, I25, N33, N34


Tags: democratization; voting; electoral competition; inequality; swing districts; political violence; vatican; socialism.

Development Discussion Paper
DECENTRALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE Jean-Paul Faguet
June 2011
Paper No' EOPP 027:
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Tags: decentralization; governance; local government; political competition; accountability; instability

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CASE Paper
Fiscal costs of climate mitigation programmes in the UK: A challenge for social policy? Sam Marden and Ian Gough
June 2011
Paper No' CASE/145:
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JEL Classification: Q58, I38, H53


Tags: carbon mitigation policy; social policy; fiscal competition

Economics of Industry Paper
Second-Hand Markets and Collusion by Manufacturers of Semidurable Goods Pasquale Schiraldi
September 2009
Paper No' EI 48:
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JEL Classification: D21, D43, L11, L13, L25.


Tags: bertrand competition; buy-back policies; collusion; leasing; semi-durability; second-hand market; warranty.

Development Discussion Paper
Candidate nomination procedures and political selection: evidence from Latin American parties Fernando Aragon
January 2009
Paper No' EOPP 003:
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JEL Classification: D72; D73; H39; O12


Tags: primaries; political selection; political competition; quality of politicians.

Political Economy and Public Policy Paper
TESTING MODELS OF DISTRIBUTIVE POLITICS USING EXIT POLLS TO MEASURE VOTER PREFERENCES AND PARTISANSHIP Valentino Larcinese, James M. Snyder, Jr. and Cecilia Testa April 2006
Paper No' PEPP 19:
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; H50


Tags: electoral competition; swing voter; partisanship; election closeness; us federal spending.

Economics of Industry Paper
'Inferring Conduct under the Threat of Entry: The Case of the Brazilian Cement Industry.' Alberto Salvo
October 2004
Paper No' EI 38:
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JEL Classification: L13; L41; L70; F14


Tags: conduct; multimarket competition; market division; limit pricing; cement

Theoretical Economics Paper
Competition and Incentives with Motivated Agents Timothy Besley and Maitreesh Ghatak
November 2003
Paper No' TE/2003/465:
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Tags: motivated agents; incentives in the public sector; school competition.

Development Economics Paper
Democracy and Education Spending: Has Africa's Move to Multiparty Elections Made a Difference to Policy? David Stasavage
February 2003
Paper No' DEDPS 37:
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JEL Classification: H52; I28; O11


Tags: primary education; political economy; democracy; electoral competition.

Theoretical Economics Paper
Does Competition Solve the Hold-up Problem? Leonardo Felli and Kevin Roberts
May 2001
Paper No' TE/2001/414:
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Tags: competition; hold-up problem; matching; specific investments.

Theoretical Economics Paper
Ownership and Managerial Competition: Employee, Customer, or Outside Ownership Patrick Bolton and Chenggang Xu
March 2001
Paper No' TE/2001/412:
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Tags: ownership; competition; incomplte contracts; human capital

Econometrics Paper
Noise and Competition in Strategic Oligopoly Ramdan Dridi and Laurent Germain
June 2000
Paper No' EM/2000/395:
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Tags: competition; optimal noise; price manipulation

Economics of Industry Paper
Local Bus Deregulation and Timetable Instability Alison Oldale
January 1998
Paper No' EI 21:
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Tags: bus deregulation; instability; urban bus routes; timetables; competition.

Economics of Industry Paper
Price Competition and Market Structure: The Impact of Restrictive Practices Legislation on Concentration in the UK (Revised version pubished in Journal of Industrial Economics, vol.48 (March 2000), pp.1-26) George Symeonidis June 1997
Paper No' EI 18:
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Tags: market structure; price competition; exogenous and endogenous sunk cost; cartels; uk manufacturing.

Economics of Industry Paper
Cartel Policy, Non-Price Competition and Market Structure: Theory and Evidence from the UK (Revised version published in Economica, vol.67 (August 2000), pp.437-456) George Symeonidis June 1997
Paper No' EI 19:
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Tags: market structure; price competition; cartels; endogenous sunk costs; advertising; uk manufacturing.