We investigate a mixed economy where state-owned public enterprises compete against private firms. We examine sequential privatization of public enterprises, and find that under plausible assumptions one privatization increases the welfare gains of the subsequent privatizations. Thus, even if privatization does not improve welfare at the early stages, it can eventually lead to a point such that privatizations after that point are beneficial to the society and the privatization program ends up with a success. Copyright © 2010 The Authors. The Manchester School © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.
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Volume (Year): 78 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
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