Papers & reports

Reverse privatization as a reaction to the competitive environment: Evidence from solid waste collection in Germany

Hans W. FriederiszickJuri DemuthSteffen Reinhold, ESMT Working Paper 18-02, SSRN, RePEc, EconStor, April 2018

Hans W. Friederiszick, Juri Demuth and Steffen Reinhold have published a working paper exploring the motives for reverse privatisation of the provision of solid waste collection services by German municipalities. Using a unique panel data set the authors show that municipalities do not only react to cost advantages of private companies but also to the competitive environment.

Link to working paper

Keywords: Competition law enforcement, Local privatisation, Logit regression, Mergers, State-owned enterprises