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Public Private Partnerships

The Worldwide Revolution in Infrastructure Provision and Project Finance

Darrin Grimsey , Mervyn K. Lewis

Darrin Grimsey, Partner, Ernst & Young, Melbourne and Fellow, Australian Centre for Public Infrastructure, University of Melbourne, Australia and Mervyn K. Lewis, Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia Business School, and Fellow, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Winner of the Blake Dawson Waldron Prize for Business Literature
2004 288 pp Hardback 978 1 84064 711 2
2007 Paperback 978 1 84720 226 0
ebook isbn 978 1 84542 343 8

Hardback £83.00 on-line price £74.70

Paperback £32.00 on-line price £25.60


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‘This book provides an in-depth overview of the PPP history and present evolvement. . . It is written by authors who combine wide practical expertise with a sound theoretical base. It will serve as a useful guide for everyone interested in public private partnership, and those involved in preparing and implementing PPPs.’
– Martin Grass, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture


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This path-breaking book considers the recent trend for governments to look increasingly to private sector finance, provided by private enterprises constructing and managing public infrastructure facilities in partnership with government bodies.

One outstanding feature of the book is that it brings together an academic assessment of this phenomenon with practitioner-based experience of organizing partnerships and advising government bodies in Australia, Canada, Continental Europe, Hong Kong and the UK. While the volume, as a whole, draws on this extensive experience of the market, there are also a number of specific case studies. Developments in the major advanced countries are covered, along with the potential for public private partnerships in developing countries and transition economies.

Combining practitioner knowledge and academic perspective and integrating engineering, economics and finance literature, Public Private Partnerships will be of great interest to economists, engineers, investment banks and government bodies.

Full table of contents

Contents: Foreword 1. The Nature of Partnerships 2. The Revolution in Infrastructure 3. The Origins of Partnerships 4. Partnerships and Conventional Procurement of Infrastructure 5. The Structure of Partnership Agreements 6. Issues in Public Private Partnerships 7. Risk Management 8. The Governance of Partnerships 9. PPPs in Emerging Markets 10. An Assessment References Index

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