Public-private partnerships from budget constraints: Looking for debt hiding?

Marco Buso*, Frederic Marty, Phuong Tra Tran

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

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The use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to realize and operate public infrastructures is often associated with fiscal-circumventing motivations. Using data at the municipal level, this paper investigates whether budget-constrained public authorities adopt PPPs in order to hide public debt. The results show that financial difficulties often lead to a preference for PPPs instead of traditional forms of public procurement, but this behavior is not explained by the possibility of debt-hiding. Explanations for these findings are discussed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)56-84
Numero di pagine29
RivistaInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017


  • Budget Constraint
  • Debt hiding
  • Public Private Partnership


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