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Privatization Experiences in France

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  • Michel Berne
  • Gérard Pogorel
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    France lived through a long period of nationalization until the early 1980s, when nearly all the largest industrials firms as well as all the banks and public services were state-owned. Since then, a series of privatization moves have caused the state sector to shrink. Public services present a complex situation. For example, after its IPO, the national telecommunications operator France Telecom was simultaneously subjected to the deregulation of the telecom market in the world and to a new type of governance. EDF, the national electricity producer is next in line and should experience the same problems and opportunities.

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    Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 1195.

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    Date of creation: 2004
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    Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_1195

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    Keywords: privatisation; competition; regulation; utilities;

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    1. Pentzaropoulos, G. C. & Giokas, D. I., 2002. "Comparing the operational efficiency of the main European telecommunications organizations: A quantitative analysis," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(11), pages 595-606, December.
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    1. Michel Berne & Gérard Pogorel, 2005. "Privatisation Experiences in France," CESifo DICE Report, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 3(1), pages 33-40, 04.

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