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Privatization under Asymmetric Information

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  • Dieter Bös
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    This paper models privatization as a cooperative game between the government, a trade union and the private shareholders. These players kno w that privatization increases the efficiency of a firm, but only the management of the firm knows the exact value of the relevant productivity-increasing parameter. This incomplete information changes many of the results which were attained in Bös (1991) in a full-information setting.

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    Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 244.

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    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_244

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    Keywords: Privatization; asymmetric information;

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