KOMIED: Municipal infrastructure companies against the background of energy policy and demographic change

Municipal infrastructure companies against the background of energy policy and demographic change (KOMIED) - Empirical analyses using micro level data of the energy, water and waste sector

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Municipal infrastructure firms are facing major challenges. On the one hand, they are operating under an increased pressure to reduce costs due to growing intensive competition and shifting regulatory processes. On the other hand, they have to fulfill new environmental requirements that result from new energy and climate policy objectives and demographic changes. Recent privatizations have not always realized the expected cost saving. Thus, new organizational market approaches and solutions are needed. However, there is a lack of theory-based empirical analyses assessing the effects of firms’ and markets’ organizational structures on efficiency, potentials for cost reduction, or consumer prices. The creation of a unique firm level panel data set of energy, water and waste management firms coupled with an innovative and multidimensional framework allows the project to present a comprehensive analysis of municipal infrastructures in Germany.

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2013 - 2016
Leibniz Association, Funding line 5: Women in academic leadership positions of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation (Leibniz Competition 2013)

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