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Noise Trader Risk and the Political Economy of Privatization

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  • Grant, S.
  • Quiggin, J.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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The 'noise trader' model of De Long et al. provides a plausible account of the determination of the equity premium.Extension of the model to allow for privatization of publicly-owned assets yields insights into the positive political economy of privatization and into the normative question of how policies should be evaluated in the presence of mistaken beliefs.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2001-104.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2001104

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Keywords: risk; privatization; political economy; noise trader;

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  1. Grant, S. & Quiggin, J., 2001. "The Risk Premium for Equity: Explanations and Implications," Discussion Paper 2001-89, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.

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