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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Case Study/ Example of Public Sector and Private Sector Cooperation

The UK Driving Standards Agency recently set out plans to run driving tests from Halfords branches around the UK. 15 Halfords branches are set to become test centres to improve accessibility to those who do not live close to a test centre. The driving tests will still be conducted by DSA examiners, so Halfords is simply playing host.

This provides a good example of private firms contributing to social welfare in a positive way, and has been the first for a long time (e.g. remember G4S?). Both examples can be used to describe the benefits and costs of PPPs or private sector involvement with government.

Top Posts of 2012

Happy new years everyone! Like last year when I posted the top 10 posts of 2011, its time to reveal the most viewed posts of 2012.

10. Once again its Trade Unions, posted on 16 November 2011

9. Word of the Day: Economic Growth posted on 3 August 2011

8. New entry Production Possibility Frontier and Long Run Aggregate Supply posted on 5 August 2011

7. Oligopoly, up from last year posted on 21 April 2012

6. Negative Externalities posted on 16 September 2011

5. Monopoly posted on 23 August 2011

4. Another new entry! Unemployment notes posted on 22 January 2012

3. Non mover Word of the Day: Elasticity posted on 13 August 2011

2. Another non mover Perfect Competition Long Run Equilibrium posted on 11 August 2011

1. A further non mover! The most viewed entry in 2012 was Perfect Competition Short Run Equilibrium posted on 10 August 2011

Seems market structures are popular topics that a lot of you are struggling with, but I'm glad that my posts are being viewed to help you out.

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