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The Economic Analysis Of Fire-Fighting Service

Posted on:2005-08-13Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:B WangFull Text:PDF
GTID:2166360155457705Subject:Public Management
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The core of fire-fighting service is to prevent and control conflagration. With the quick development of our country's society and economy ever since the promulgation of the reform and opening-up policy, conflagration is now making an increasingly serious threat to the state property as well as people's safety, and the most pressing matter of the moment lies in how to provide effective fire-fighting service. Those general characteristics of public things such as no exclusiveness and no competitiveness in their consumptions and the failure of regulation, which is carried out by market forces, of their production and consumption have given the government every reason to place its intervention in the fire-fighting service. However, in the practice of government intervention, the policy of government monopolization makes the contradiction between supply and demand even more obvious, and meanwhile the failure of the government monopolization in running the fire-fighting service, such as inefficiency, insufficient supply and free ride, still exists. Centering on analyzing the nature of the fire-fighting service, this paper investigates the evolution of our country's policies in the field of fire prevention and control with the pace of historical development. Meanwhile, based on studying present conditions and disparities of our country's fire-fighting service, it points out shortcomings and malpractices of the government intervention, and also puts forward some suggestions and proposals aiming at exploring highly effective policies and improving the fire-fighting service. Through analysis, this paper also points out that depending on the government is not the only way of solving the problem of how to supply the fire-fighting service effectively, and the market, those autonomous and nongovernmental organizations, and even individuals help improve the efficiency of its supply, and this point has some guiding senses in the present reform practice of policies concerning the fire prevention and control.
Keywords/Search Tags:fire-fighting service, public goods, government failure, institution
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