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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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All Souls College
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Publisher:
University of Oxford Publisher's website
Series:
Discussion Paper Series
Publication date:
2016-08-31
ISSN:
1471-0498
Pubs id:
pubs:675844
URN:
uri:9a220979-762e-4fb3-b42b-15c5e75f8718
UUID:
uuid:9a220979-762e-4fb3-b42b-15c5e75f8718
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pubs:675844

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