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Resilience, Agency and Coping with Hardship : Evidence from Europe during the Great Recession
This paper aims to contribute to the growing literature on resilience by focusing on coping with hardship during the Great Recession, drawing upon primary data gathered through household and key informant interviews in ...
Pricing Decisions and Market Power in the UK Electricity Market: A VECM Approach
This paper examines the influence of market power in the formation of retail and wholesale electricity prices in the UK over 1998–2012 on the basis of Vector Error Correction model (VECM). Market power is measured as the ...
A waste of energy? A critical assessment of the investigation of the UK Energy Market by the Competition and Markets Authority
In this paper, we assess the findings of the UK energy market investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority, conducted during June 2014–June 2016.We argue that the results of the investigation have been advantageous ...
A Critical Assessment of Transaction Cost Theory and Governance of Public Services with Special Reference to Water and Sanitation
This paper aims to provide a critical assessment of Oliver Williamson’s work on the choice between public and private governance by focusing on his central proposition that public governance should be considered as an ...
A critical asssessment of incomplete contracts theory for private participation in public services : The case of water sector in Ghana
This paper provides a critical analysis of the recent developments in the incomplete contracts theory and its conclusions for privatisation of public services. Drawing upon a case study of management contract for urban ...
A tale of industrial stagnation from Africa
Many African economies have experienced rather dismal industrial development since the 1980s. The consensus is that African firms lack competitiveness in a world with increasing trade openness. What determines competitiveness? ...