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dc.contributor.authorBogart, D
dc.contributor.authorDunn, OB
dc.contributor.authorAlvarez-Palau, EJ
dc.contributor.authorShaw-Taylor, L
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T16:31:45Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T16:31:45Z
dc.date.issued2022-04
dc.date.submitted2020-04-14
dc.identifier.issn0095-2583
dc.identifier.otherecin13060
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332069
dc.description.abstractAbstract: Foundational debates about public service provision originate with the study of private lighthouses in England and Wales. We provide a new empirical assessment of cost and technical efficiency of competing lighthouse organizations in the early 1800s. Those with more private control charged ships higher fees and had greater operating costs. Lights with more local representation and funding provided lights of more local use and were most cheaply maintained. Our results help explain why government promoted nonprofit organizations to run lighthouses over private operators. We provide new insights into the role of private enterprise and nonprofit organizations in public service provision.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectO17
dc.subject018
dc.subject038
dc.subject052
dc.subjectH11
dc.subjectH23
dc.subjectH41
dc.subjectH44
dc.subjectH83
dc.subjectN23
dc.subjectN43
dc.subjectN73
dc.subjectORIGINAL ARTICLE
dc.subjectlighthouses
dc.subjectorganizations
dc.subjectpublic services
dc.subjectreform
dc.subjectstate capacity
dc.titleOrganizations and efficiency in public services: The case of English lighthouses revisited
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-05T16:31:44Z
prism.publicationNameEconomic Inquiry
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79516
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-29
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/ecin.13060
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidBogart, D [0000-0002-0011-3190]
dc.contributor.orcidDunn, OB [0000-0002-5965-8654]
dc.contributor.orcidAlvarez-Palau, EJ [0000-0003-0368-9344]
dc.contributor.orcidShaw-Taylor, L [0000-0002-3703-7689]
dc.identifier.eissn1465-7295
pubs.funder-project-idNational Science Foundation (SES‐1260699)
pubs.funder-project-idKeynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (Transport, policy, and the British industrial revolution, 1680‐1911)
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (RPG‐2013‐093)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-21


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