The latest edition of The Economist has an interesting piece on the notion of government-to-government services. Here’s an excerpt:
This is a topic I mentioned a couple of weeks ago—the idea that fast growing cities might enlist external government agencies in order to more efficiently deliver public goods and services. The Economist piece references a working paper that Paul and I wrote as a contribution to a forthcoming World Bank volume edited by Ed Glaeser and Abha Joshi-Ghani, Rethinking Cities: A Roadmap Towards Better Urbanization for Development.
We’ve issued our draft chapter as the first in a series of NYU Marron Institute working papers, you can find it here.