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Most transit agencies did not turn to contracting out services in response to the fiscal pressures of the Great Recession

Smirnova, Olga V. and Leland, Suzanne (2015) Most transit agencies did not turn to contracting out services in response to the fiscal pressures of the Great Recession. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (03 Sep 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Great Recession of 2007 – 2009 put financial pressure on transit agencies from declining fees and state allocations. In new research, Olga V. Smirnova and Suzanne Leland look at whether or not the agencies responded to these financial pressures by contracting out services. Using national survey data from 2009, 2011 and 2013, they found that this was not the case. Transit agencies, they argue, are path-dependent in their contracting out decisions; they are influenced by both political and economic factors.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 08:56
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 04:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75817

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