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Choice and competition in public service provision

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In spite of a range of policy initiatives in sectors such as education, health care and legal services, whether choice and competition is valuable remains contested territory. This paper studies the impact of choice and competition on different dimensions of quality, examining the role of not-for-profit providers. We explore two main factors which determine whether an alternative provider enters the market: cost efficiency and the preferences of an incumbent not-for-profit provider (paternali...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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University of Oxford Publisher's website
Series:
Department of Economic (OX)
Host title:
Department of Economics (University of Oxford)
Publication date:
2016-08-31
ISSN:
1471-0498
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675844
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pubs:675844
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2017-03-22

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