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Privatisierung in Osteuropa: Strategien und Ergebnisse

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  • Schnitzer, Monika

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The privatization process in Eastern Europe has not been a success everywhere. The opinion or experts about the optimal privatization strategy has changed over the last decade. This article first presents the theoretical foundation for privatizing state-owned enterprises. It then discusses the pros and cons of different privatization strategies. As the examples of the Czech Republic and Russia show, privatization does not lead to enterprise restructuring if it is not accompanied by institutional reforms. Empirical studies confirm that the effects of privatization are very different in different regions, mostly positive in MOE countries, but not always so in CIS countries.

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Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Munich Reprints in Economics with number 19884.

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Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 3 4(2003): pp. 359-377
Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:19884

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Cited by:
  1. Börner, Kira, 2004. "The Political Economy of Privatization," Discussion Papers in Economics 296, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  2. Hainz, Christa, 2005. "Quality of Institutions, Credit Markets and Bankruptcy," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 18, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  3. Lars P. Feld & Gebhard Kirchgässner, 2003. "Die Rolle des Staates in privaten Governance Strukturen," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2003 2003-11, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
  4. Kira Boerner, 2004. "The Political Economy of Privatization: Why Do Governments Want Reforms?," Working Papers 2004.106, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

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