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Title: Provision and production reform of urban fire services: Privatization, cooperation and costs
Author: Bel i Queralt, Germà, 1963-
Belerdas-Castro, Alejandro
Keywords: Administració local
Administració municipal
Cooperació intergovernamental
Local government
Fire fighters
Municipal government
Intergovernmental cooperation
Issue Date: Sep-2022
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: With the objective of expanding fire protection services to cover sparsely populated areas, an important reform has been implemented in the region of Galicia (Spain) over the two last decades, involving cooperation at county level and provincial level for service provision, and privatization of the service production. This article analyses that reform, and empirically studies whether privatization and cooperation have had any significant effect on costs incurred by the government for fire service provision. Our results suggest that cooperation is an efficient tool for expanding the service. However, we do not find a significant relationship between privatization and costs.
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It is part of: Public Management Review, 2022, vol. 24, num. 9, p. 1331-1354
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ISSN: 1471-9037
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Econometria, Estadística i Economia Aplicada)

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