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Privatization and Financial Market Development: Theoretical Issues

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  • Gabriella Chiesa

    (University of Bologna, Italy)

  • Giovanna Nicodano

    (University of Torino, Italy)

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Stock market capitalization in developed countries grew while massive privatization plans were in progress. It is however possible that stock market development would have occurred anyway. Below we identify features that are specific to share-issue privatizations (SIPs) and should a priori impact on market liquidity and market size. A positive correlation between such features and market development in a cross section of countries would support the claim that certain types of SIPs contribute to stock market development.

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Paper provided by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in its series Working Papers with number 2003.1.

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Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2003.1

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  1. Augusto de la Torre & Sergio L. Schmukler, 2007. "Emerging Capital Markets and Globalization : The Latin American Experience," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7187, October.
  2. Bortolotti, Bernardo & de Jong, Frank & Nicodano, Giovanna & Schindele, Ibolya, 2004. "Privatization and Stock Market Liquidity," SIFR Research Report Series 23, Institute for Financial Research.
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