Incentive approaches to overcome moral hazard in port concession agreements is the subject of the recent port study conducted by PortEconomics co-director Thanos Pallis along with Grace Wang and was published in 67th issue of Transportation Research Part E, providing a game theory foundation for port concession agreements, using the incentive mechanism design.
This study identifies the post contractual moral hazard problem, and provides a model involving performance-based concession fees to align successfully the Port Authorities’ interests with those of the terminal operators. To match theory and practice, factual information of recent projects in Europe and the US is reviewed. Evidently, to avoid transaction failures in a Greenfield concession, the port authority needs to identify clearly the objectives undertaken. The port should have the ability to enforce the contract and determine the process of quality assurance.
You may freely download the author’s version @ PortEconomics.eu.