Privatization and Public Private Partnerships, Security, Police
Simon Hakim is professor of economics and the director of the Center for Competitive Government at Temple University. He earned an M.A and Ph.D. degrees in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a M.Sc. degree in City and Regional Planning from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His special areas of research and teaching are economics of privatization and Public-Private-Partnerships, economics of crime and security, private/public police, and homeland security. Dr. Hakim published 65-refereed articles in leading economic, criminal justice, security, and public policy journals. He wrote over forty professional articles and edited 20 books. He co-authored a major textbook on the electronic security industry. He is invited to teach classes on privatization, and international economics in MBA programs worldwide.
Dr. Hakim conducted several funded research and consulting projects on PPP, security, and public finance issues for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Labor, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Independent Institute, the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation, the private prison industry, cities like Philadelphia, Newark, and New Castle County, DE, the Philadelphia International Airport, ADT, Vector Security, law firms, and other leading security companies. For the complete C.V. see the Center for Competitive Government, at http://www.fox.temple.edu/ccg.
Recent Refereed Article
- “A Regional, Market Oriented Governance for Disaster Management: A New Planning Approach” (with Blackstone and Meehan). Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 64, Oct. 2017: 57-68. https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/B7D873D5195DD6914B1FC7B82CB96122B0A8C8DB86FE58DA36C47CBB1AD6652E426F2DC76F21368F5694EDBA67850A44
- “Privatization and subsidization of adoption services from foster care: Empirical evidence” (with Deutsch, Spiegel and Sumkin). Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 78, July 2017: 9-17. https://reader.elsevier.com/reader/sd/E6DC9194BC21064626066FE2475FE851DDA4345386F8DAB011E76B14612CA610E8D62C097D9CC3A9E8E03298A0E98582
- “Protecting Water and Wastewater Utilities from Cyber-Physical Threats” (with Robert Clark, and Srinivas Panguluri). Water and Environment Journal (Wiley), https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/wej.12340
- Burglary Reduction and Improved Police Performance Through Private Alarm Response” (with Meehan and Blackstone.) International Review of Law and Economics, 63 September 2020: 1-13. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144818820301435
- “No Child Stays Behind in Foster Care.” (with Meehan and Blackstone.) The Independent Review (forthcoming.)
- Securing Transportation Systems, (with Gila Albert and Yoram Shiftan). John Wiley and Son, June 2015. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118977939.html
- Cyber-Physical Security, (with Robert Clark), Springer, 2016. http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-32824-9
- Public-Private Partnerships and Their Potential for Construction, Protecting, and Rehabilitating Critical Infrastructures (with Robert Clark), Springer 2019. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030245993
- Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships in Transportation, Volume 1. Springer, 2021 (forthcoming: December 11).
- Handbook on Private-Public Partnerships in Transportation, Volume 2. Springer 2022 (forthcoming).
- Securing Home and Business: A Guide to the Electronic Security Industry. (With E. Blackstone), Butterworth-Heinemann Publishers, Boston, MA. 1996. Download.
- Principles of Microeconomics
- International Trade
- Economics and Management of Privatization
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Evaluation of Public Programs