Privatization Experiences in France
AbstractFrance 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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Date of creation: 2004
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privatisation; competition; regulation; utilities;
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- 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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