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|Title:||Measuring Economies of Scale in Australian Local Government: The Case of Domestic Waste Collection in NSW||Contributor(s):||Byrnes, J D (author); Dollery, Brian Edward (author); Webber, A (author)||Publication Date:||2002||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2108||Abstract:||Both international and Australian efforts aimed at estimating economies of scale in local government service provision have been bedevilled by conceptual problems and methodological difficulties. Moreover, this empirical literature has produced mixed results. Nevertheless, Australian policymakers have embarked on a widespread program of structural reform through amalgamation in the apparent belief that significant economies of scale exist. This paper seeks to determine the extent of economies of scale in NSW domestic waste collection for the period 1995/96 to 1999/2000. Although we find some evidence in support of economies of scale, our results suggest resource sharing rather than amalgamation may represent the optimal policy instrument.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 8(2), p. 201-218||Publisher:||Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc (ANZRSAI)||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1324-0935||Field of Research (FOR):||140218 Urban and Regional Economics||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.anzrsai.org/page/publications/ajrs/||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 90
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