The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach
AbstractThis paper empirically investigates the differences in the motives of raising privatisation proceeds for a panel of EU countries from 1990 to 2000. More specifically, we test whether privatisations can be mainly interpreted (a) as ingredients of a larger reform package of economic liberalisation in formerly overregulated economies, (b) as a reaction to an increasing macroeconomic problem pressure and (c) as a means to foster growth and increase tax income and relax the fiscal stance with an eye on the demands by integration of economic and financial markets. Whereas we are able to corroborate claim (a) only partly, we gain consistent evidence in favour of claims (b) and (c).
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Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Publication status: published in: Finanzarchiv, 2007, 63 (2), 211-243
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- Ansgar Belke & Frank Baumgärtner & Friedrich Schneider & Ralph Setzer, 2005. "The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach," Diskussionspapiere aus dem Institut fÃ¼r Volkswirtschaftslehre der UniversitÃ¤t Hohenheim 264/2005, Department of Economics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.
- Ansgar Belke & Frank Baumgärtner & Friedrich Schneider & Ralph Setzer, 2005. "The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach," CESifo Working Paper Series 1600, CESifo Group Munich.
- Ansgar Belke & Frank Baumgartner & Friedrich Schneider & Ralph Setzer, 2006. "The Different Extent of Privatisation Proceeds in EU Countries: A Preliminary Explanation Using a Public Choice Approach," CREMA Working Paper Series 2006-02, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
- Ansgar Belke & Frank Baumgärtner & Friedrich G. Schneider & Ralph Setzer, 2006. "The different extent of privatisation proceeds in EU countries: A preliminary explanation using a public choice approach," Economics working papers 2006-06, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
- H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
- E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
- L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-10-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2005-10-15 (European Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2005-10-15 (Macroeconomics)
- NEP-PBE-2005-10-15 (Public Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2005-10-15 (Transition Economics)
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