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In collaboration with the University of Michigan Business School's Office of Tax Policy Research, CLOSUP sponsored a research conference on November 22, 2002 entitled 'Privatization: Issues of State and Local Public Infrastructure.' The conference brought together leading scholars in public policy and economics from across the U.S. to examine privatization from the perspectives of local labor markets, fiscal pressures and political choices, and to consider the effects of privatization in areas such as highways, prisons and municipal services.
The agenda as well as abstracts of the papers and a list of all conference participants are provided below.
- Privatizing Prisons
- Anne Morrison Piehl, Harvard University and NBER
- Privatizing Highways in the United States
- Eduardo Engel, Yale University
- Ronald Fischer, University of Chile
- Alexander Galetovic, University of Chile
- Contractor and Sector Choice for Municipal Services Production: A Transaction Cost Approach
- Richard Feiock, Florida State University
- Carl Dasse, Florida State University
- James Clingermayer, Murray State University
- Privatization and Labor Force Restructuring Around the World
- Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, Yale University and NBER
- Alberto Chong, Inter-American Development Bank
- Privatization and Fiscal Health
- James R. Hines, Jr., University of Michigan and NBER