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Theory of Privatization in Eastern Europe: Literature Review

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  • Ibolya Schindele

    (Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, Group of Finance and Organization, University of Amsterdam)

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This paper discusses the most important theoretical contributions to the literature on privatization, focusing on emerging economies, and gives a summary on recent research concerning the ways privatization might affect the development of securities markets. In addition, the paper provides a number of policy implications, emphasizing the trade-off between privatization and the reduction in social welfare and the possibility that the privatization process itself may have conflicting objectives (creation of incentive mechanisms, fairness, fast privatization).

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Paper provided by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in its series Working Papers with number 2003.2.

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Date of creation: Jan 2003
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Handle: RePEc:fem:femwpa:2003.2

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Keywords: Privatization; Emerging economies; Social welfare;

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  1. Boycko, Maxim & Shleifer, Andrei & Vishny, Robert W, 1996. "A Theory of Privatisation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 106(435), pages 309-19, March.
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  8. David E. M. Sappington & Joseph E. Stiglitz, 1987. "Privatization, Information and Incentives," NBER Working Papers 2196, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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