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Privatisation and Institutions: A Cross Country Analysis

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  • Bernardo Bortolotti
  • Domenico Siniscalco
  • Marcella Fantini

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Privatisation, i.e. the transfer of ownership and control of state-owned enterprises, is a worldwide phenomenon. Which political, economic and institutional factors are shaping this process? This paper addresses the issue presenting new evidence from a sample of 49 countries. From an empirical analysis of the period 1977-96, the decision to privatise and the choice of privatisation method appear to be influenced by the governing political majority and public sector budget constraints, while the success of privatisation in terms of revenues and stakes sold requires suitable institutions and developed capital markets.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 375.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_375

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Keywords: Keywords: Privatisation; politics; budget deficit; investor protection; enforcement of law; capital markets;

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  1. Hervé Alexandre & Gérard Charreaux, 2004. "L'efficacité des privatisations françaises. Une vision dynamique à travers la théorie de la gouvernance," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 55(4), pages 791-821.
  2. Pagano, Marco & Volpin, Paolo, 2002. "The Political Economy of Finance," CEPR Discussion Papers 3231, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Narjess Boubakri & Jean-Claude Cosset & Omrane Guedhami, 2003. "Postprivatization Corporate Governance: the Role of Ownership Structure and Investor Protection," Working Papers 2003.37, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  4. Máximo Torero & Lorena Alcazar & Eduardo Nakasone, 2007. "El suministro de servicios públicos y bienestar social para los pobres. Aprendizaje de la privatización incompleta del sector eléctrico en Perú," Research Department Publications 3233, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  5. Henisz, Witold J. & Zelner, Bennet A., 2006. "Interest Groups, Veto Points, and Electricity Infrastructure Deployment," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 60(01), pages 263-286, January.
  6. Daniele Calabrese, 2008. "Strategic Communication for Privatization, Public-Private Partnerships, and Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6522, October.
  7. Bennett, John & Maw, James, 2003. "Privatization, partial state ownership, and competition," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 58-74, March.
  8. Lorena Alcázar & Eduardo Nakasone & Máximo Torero, 2007. "Provision of Public Services and Welfare of the Poor: Learning from an Incomplete Electricity Privatization Process in Rural Peru," IDB Publications 40078, Inter-American Development Bank.
  9. Alexandre, Herve & Charreaux, Gerard, 2004. "Efficiency of French privatizations: a dynamic vision," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 467-494, June.
  10. Maw, James, 2002. "Partial privatization in transition economies," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 271-282, September.
  11. Boubakri, Narjess & Cosset, Jean-Claude & Guedhami, Omrane, 2005. "Postprivatization corporate governance: The role of ownership structure and investor protection," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 76(2), pages 369-399, May.
  12. Máximo Torero, 2003. "Peruvian Privatization: Impacts On Firm Performance," Research Department Publications 3173, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  13. Céline Chatelin, 2003. "Stakeholder Governance and Organizational Performance: Lessons from past privatizations;Gouvernance partenariale et performance organisationnelle:les enseignements des privatisations passées," Working Papers CREGO 1030102, Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations.

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