A changing market for PFI financing: Evidence from the financiers

Demirag, Istemi, Khadaroo, Iqbal and Stapleton, Pamela (2015) A changing market for PFI financing: Evidence from the financiers. Accounting Forum, 39 (3). pp. 188-200. ISSN 0155-9982

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Responses to a questionnaire survey received from PFI financiers, and interviews with senior managers, show that as the credit crunch took hold banks became more risk averse. The prediction of Toms et al. that collusion between the state and the private sector might cease in the face of austerity does not appear to have occurred. Rather the state has intervened to benefit the private sector. We argue that two successive UK Governments intervened in the market to protect the role of private finance in PFIs but whether such interventions represent value for taxpayers’ money is a question for future research.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ9701 Public accounting. Auditing
Depositing User: Iqbal Khadaroo
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 10:48
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59265
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