The Changing Public-Private Infrastructure Mix: Economy-wide Implications
This paper provides an economy-wide perspective on the changing role of the public sector in providing 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.
Australian Journal of Public Administration