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Filippini, Massimo
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Koller, Martin,
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Masiero, Giuliano
dc.date.accessioned
2017-06-11T19:14:43Z
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2017-06-11T19:14:43Z
dc.date.issued
2015-06
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/103993
dc.description.abstract
The purpose of this study is to assess differences in the levels of cost efficiency of bus lines operated under competitively tendered contracts and performance-based negotiated contracts. Following the revision of the Swiss railways act in 1996, regional public authorities were given the choice between two different contractual regimes to procure public passenger transport services. We directly compare the impact of competitive tendering and performance-based negotiation by applying a stochastic frontier analysis to the complete dataset of bus lines (n=630) operated by the main Swiss company (Swiss Post) at the same time (in 2009) throughout the country. The overall results show that the differences in the levels of cost efficiency between the two contractual regimes are not significant. Our findings are in line with recent evidence of cost convergence between competitive tendering and performance-based negotiation, and suggest that the practice of using both contractual regimes is challenging for the operators in terms of competitive pressure. The threat of competitive tendering may have a disciplining effect on negotiation since it prevents bus companies from bargaining inadequate rents and inducing asymmetric information advantages.
dc.language.iso
en
dc.publisher
Faculty of Economics, Università della Svizzera italiana
dc.subject
Public bus contracts
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Competitive tendering
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Performance-based negotiation
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Cost effciency
dc.title
Competitive tendering versus performance-based negotiation in Swiss public transport
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Working Paper
ethz.journal.title
IdEP Economic Papers
ethz.journal.volume
2015/04
ethz.size
33 p.
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ethz.publication.place
Lugano
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich, direkt::00012 - Lehre und Forschung, direkt::00007 - Departemente, direkt::02120 - Departement Management, Technologie und Ökonomie / Department of Management, Technology, and Economics::03539 - Filippini, Massimo
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich, direkt::00012 - Lehre und Forschung, direkt::00007 - Departemente, direkt::02120 - Departement Management, Technologie und Ökonomie / Department of Management, Technology, and Economics::03539 - Filippini, Massimo
ethz.date.deposited
2017-06-11T19:15:29Z
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ECIT
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imp593653748ef6568776
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pub:162541
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yes
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