Public services and Management: designs, issues and implications for local governance

  12, 13 and 14 january, 2006
  Toulouse, France
  Governance and social dialogue

The implementation of an effective governance system to manage vital public services such as water distribution, transportation, health and education is a major challenge. These last years, it is more and more necessary to delegate these services to the private sector (in both developed and developing countries). This approach is essential for the theoretical and applied research because the evolution tends to redefine the borders between the public and the private sphere.

It is the reason why the Veolia Institute gathered international experts to discuss this important topic during its second conference, organized in partnership with the IDEI in Toulouse.

Some addressed topics

  • Public versusPrivate Ownership of Infrastructure,
  • Local Governments and their Relationships with the Private Sector: "Governance or
  • Government,''
  • Public-Private-Partnerships in Developing Countries,
  • Design of Concession Contracts,
  • Private Finance Initiative: Issues and Perspectives,
  • Bidding for Concession Contracts and its Impact on Competition,
  • Empirical Analysis,
  • Studies by Sectors,
  • For Profit and Non-Profit Firms in Public-Private-Partnerships. 

Scientific Committee: 

Marcel BOYER, CIRANO, University of Montréal
Antonio ESTACHE, The World Bank and ECARES Bruxelles
Eduardo ENGEL, Yale University
Oliver HART, Harvard University
Jonathan LEVIN, Stanford University
David MARTIMORT, IDEI, Université de Toulouse
Amartya SEN, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Harvard University
Steve TADELIS, Stanford University
Jean TIROLE, IDEI, Scientific Director
Porter K. WHEELER, Infrastructure Management Group, Inc.
The final programme
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  • Tirole, gibara et mehdorn

    (From right to left) Jean TIROLE, Germaine GIBARA, Hartmut MEHDORN

  • Round table toulouse

    Round table, Toulouse, France