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On the Reversibility of Structural Reforms

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  • Campos, Nauro F

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    (Brunel University)

  • Horváth, Roman

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    (Charles University, Prague)

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What are the factors that explain reversals in the implementation of structural reforms? Our main hypothesis is that reversals in different reforms are driven by different factors. This paper uses new reform indicators and presents novel evidence showing that (a) FDI inflows reduce the likelihood of privatization reversals, (b) worsened terms of trade increase the probability of external liberalization reversals and (c) labour strikes propel reversals in the liberalization of wages and prices.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6522.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2012
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2012, 117 (1), 217 - 219
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6522

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Keywords: reform reversals; price liberalization; trade liberalization; privatization; political economy;

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  1. Nauro F. Campos & Roman Horváth, 2006. "Reform Redux: Measurement, Determinants and Reversals," Working Papers IES 2006/16, Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, revised Apr 2006.
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  3. Mukherjee, Arijit & Suetrong, Kullapat, 2009. "Privatization, strategic foreign direct investment and host-country welfare," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 53(7), pages 775-785, October.
  4. B. Merlevede, 2003. "Reform Reversals and Output Growth in Transition Economies," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 03/183, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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  1. Yaroslava Babych & Michael Fuenfzig, 2012. "An Application of the Growth Diagnostics Framework: The Case of Georgia," Working Papers 001-12, International School of Economics at TSU, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

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