The changing public-private infrastructure mix: Economy-wide implications

Makin,Tony (2003) The changing public-private infrastructure mix: Economy-wide implications. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62 3: 32-39. doi:10.1046/j.1467-8500.2003.t01-1-00335.x


Author Makin,Tony
Title The changing public-private infrastructure mix: Economy-wide implications
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
1467-8500
Publication date 2003-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1467-8500.2003.t01-1-00335.x
Volume 62
Issue 3
Start page 32
End page 39
Total pages 8
Editor P. Bishop
J. Wanna
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
340209 Public Sector Economics
720101 Fiscal policy
1401 Economic Theory
Abstract This article provides an economy-wide perspective on the changing role of the public sector in developing economic and social infrastructure in Australia. It analyses the scale and macroeconomic significance of the key economic and social infrastructure sectors - communication services, electricity, gas and water supply, transport, education, health and community services, government administration and defence. It then canvasses the major policy issues that have arisen in the progression from public to private infrastructure provision and considers why concerns about the trend fall in traditional public works spending may be misplaced in light of recent economic and institutional changes.
Keyword Economic policy
Public sector
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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