Privatization, Security, Private and Public Police and Prisons
Simon Hakim is professor of economics and the director of the Center for Competitive Government at Temple University. He edits a book series on Protecting Critical Infrastructures with Springer Publisher. 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 privatization and Public-Private-Partnerships, economics of crime and security, private/public police and homeland security. Dr. Hakim published fifty eight scientific articles in leading economic, criminal justice, security and public policy journals. He wrote over forty professional articles and edited fourteen books. He wrote with Professor Blackstone 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, National Institute of Justice, Volunteers of America, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Independent Institute, the Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation, cities like Philadelphia, Newark, and New-Castle County, DE, the Philadelphia International Airport, ADT Security, Vector Security, the private corrections industry, law firms, and other leading security companies. For the complete C.V. see http://astro.temple.edu/~shakim; for the Center for Competitive Government see http://www.fox.temple.edu/ccg."
Recent Refereed Article:
“A Market Alternative to Child Adoption and Foster Care”, in The Cato Journal, (with E. Blackstone), Vol. 22 (3), winter, 2003: 485-494. Download.
“Evaluation of Alternative Policies to Combat False Emergency Calls”, in Evaluation and Program Planning. (With Blackstone, and Buck), Vol. 28 (2), May 2005: 233-242. Download.
“Privatizing adoption and foster care: Applying auction and market solution”, in Children and Youth Services Review. (With Blackstone, and Buck), Vol. 26 (11), 2004: 1033-1049. Download.
“Determinants of Airport Choice in a Multi-Airport region”, in Atlantic Economic Journal. (With Blackstone and Buck), a Vol. 34 (3), September 2006. Download.
“The Disturbance Model and Congestion in Emergency Response,” (With Blackstone, Buck, And Spiegel) in The Manchester School.Vol.75(1),January 2007:104-121. Download.
Innovations in Electronic Government: The Thoughts of Governors and Mayors (with E. Blackstone, and M.Bognanno). Rowman& Littlefield Publishers, Lanham, Maryland. http://www.fox.temple.edu/ccg/publications. October, 2005.
Management Innovation in U.S. Public Water and Wastewater Systems (with D. Kaplan, M. Nadol, and P. Seidenstat). John Wiley & Sons Inc. Hoboken, New Jersey. Sponsored by the American Water Works Association. http://www.fox.temple.edu/ccg/publications.html April 2005.
Safeguarding Homeland Security: Governors & Mayors Speak Out (with Erwin A. Blackstone), Springer Publisher, New York, New York, 2009. Authored chapter 1 on the Role of the Private Sector in Homeland Security: 1-22. Download.
Handbook on Water and Wastewater Systems Protection, (with Robert Clark and Avi Ostfeld), Springer, September, 2011. Download.
Under preparation: The Digital City, Springer 2012; Securing the Food Chain and Agriculture, Springer, 2012; Handbook on Securing Water and Wastewater Systems, Springer, 2011.