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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Economics and Finance D-index 44 Citations 7,949 134 World Ranking 925 National Ranking 5

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • China
  • Microeconomics

His main research concerns Public economics, Economies of scale, Local government, Competition and Inter-municipal cooperation. His Public economics study incorporates themes from Ideology, Politics, Transaction cost, Empirical research and Market economy. His Economies of scale study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Service delivery framework, Economic growth and Service.

In his study, Public transport, Austerity and Devolution is inextricably linked to Externality, which falls within the broad field of Local government. His Competition research includes elements of Countervailing power, Public service, Market share, Public choice and Industrial organization. Germà Bel interconnects Production and Corporate governance in the investigation of issues within Inter-municipal cooperation.

His most cited work include:

  • Is Private Production of Public Services Cheaper Than Public Production? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Solid Waste and Water Services. (286 citations)
  • Why do local governments privatise public services? A survey of empirical studies (195 citations)
  • Does privatization of solid waste and water services reduce costs? A review of empirical studies (185 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Public economics, Politics, Government, Competition and Ideology are his primary areas of study. His Public economics study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Economies of scale, Local government, Transaction cost and Production. His Economies of scale research integrates issues from Service, Economic efficiency, Service delivery framework, Empirical research and Inter-municipal cooperation.

His work carried out in the field of Politics brings together such families of science as Private sector, Economic system, State and Public administration. His Government study which covers Finance that intersects with Public finance and Quality. His Competition research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Bidding, Countervailing power, Market share and Industrial organization.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Public economics (34.04%)
  • Politics (25.11%)
  • Government (22.98%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Government (22.98%)
  • Public economics (34.04%)
  • Public administration (7.66%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Germà Bel focuses on Government, Public economics, Public administration, Industrial organization and Finance. In the field of Government, his study on Economic interventionism overlaps with subjects such as Period. His Public economics research incorporates elements of Crisis management, Transaction cost, Economic cost and Politics.

His research in Transaction cost intersects with topics in Quality and Economies of scale. The various areas that Germà Bel examines in his Economies of scale study include Empirical research and Public service. Germà Bel focuses mostly in the field of Industrial organization, narrowing it down to topics relating to Competition and, in certain cases, Waste collection, Service quality and Power.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • What have we learned from the last three decades of empirical studies on factors driving local privatisation (39 citations)
  • Evaluation of the impact of Bus Rapid Transit on air pollution in Mexico City (34 citations)
  • Beyond privatisation and cost savings: alternatives for local government reform (26 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • China
  • Microeconomics

His scientific interests lie mostly in Finance, Cost savings, Inter-municipal cooperation, Local government and Industrial organization. His Finance research incorporates themes from Government and Actuarial science. The study incorporates disciplines such as Public service delivery and Service in addition to Inter-municipal cooperation.

In his work, Economies of scale and Transaction cost is strongly intertwined with Quality, which is a subfield of Local government. His Economies of scale research includes themes of Empirical research and Public economics. His study explores the link between Public economics and topics such as Politics that cross with problems in Public administration.

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Best Publications

Is Private Production of Public Services Cheaper Than Public Production? A Meta-Regression Analysis of Solid Waste and Water Services.

Germà Bel;Xavier Fageda;Mildred E. Warner.
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (2010)

542 Citations

Does privatization of solid waste and water services reduce costs? A review of empirical studies

Germà Bel;Mildred Warner.
Resources Conservation and Recycling (2008)

411 Citations

Why do local governments privatise public services? A survey of empirical studies

Germà Bel;Xavier Fageda.
Local Government Studies (2007)

362 Citations

Do Public Sector Reforms Get Rusty? Local Privatization in Spain

Germà Bel;Antón Costas.
Journal of Policy Reform (2006)

328 Citations

Getting there fast: globalization, intercontinental flights and location of headquarters

Germà Bel;Xavier Fageda.
Journal of Economic Geography (2007)

302 Citations

INTER-MUNICIPAL COOPERATION AND COSTS: EXPECTATIONS AND EVIDENCE

Germà Bel;Mildred E. Warner.
Public Administration (2015)

293 Citations

COMPETITION OR MONOPOLY? COMPARING PRIVATIZATION OF LOCAL PUBLIC SERVICES IN THE US AND SPAIN

Mildred E. Warner;Germà Bel.
Public Administration (2008)

271 Citations

Tourism and urban public transport: Holding demand pressure under supply constraints

Daniel Albalate;Germà Bel.
Tourism Management (2010)

235 Citations

Factors explaining local privatization: a meta-regression analysis

Germà Bel;Germà Bel;Xavier Fageda.
Public Choice (2009)

233 Citations

Factors Influencing the Privatisation of Urban Solid Waste Collection in Spain

Germà Bel;Antonio Miralles.
Urban Studies (2003)

209 Citations

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(Impact Factor: 2.059)

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