Privatization in a mixed oligopoly: Productivity, market concentration, and the optimal degree of privatization
AbstractThis paper investigates the optimal degree of privatization for a public firm in a homogeneous mixed oligopoly. I show that full privatization is optimal when a public firm has a severe productivity disadvantage or competes with many private firms. The optimal degree of partial privatization is increasing in the degree of productivity disadvantage and the number of private firms. I further show that partial privatization can be optimal for a public firm even when full privatization would completely remove any productivity disadvantages.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University in its series Discussion Papers with number 1220.
Date of creation: Oct 2012
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quantity-setting competition; partial privatization; mixed oligopoly;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises
- L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
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