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Economic Integration and Strategic Privatization in an International Mixed Oligopoly

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  • Lihua Han
  • Hikaru Ogawa

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This paper analyzes a mixed oligopoly model of two countries, each with public and private firms competing in an international market. The two-country model is compared with the conventional mixed oligopoly model with a single country to examine how the extent of privatization differs. By this comparison, we obtain a deeper appreciation of whether market integration encourages or limits privatization. The analysis shows that the extent of privatization in the international mixed market with two countries is smaller than that in the mixed market with a single domestic country. We further compare the extent of privatization in the noncooperative equilibrium with that in the cooperative equilibrium to show that further privatization leads to higher welfare.

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  • Lihua Han & Hikaru Ogawa, 2008. "Economic Integration and Strategic Privatization in an International Mixed Oligopoly," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 64(3), pages 352-363, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:mhr:finarc:urn:sici:0015-2218(200809)64:3_352:eiaspi_2.0.tx_2-2
    DOI: 10.1628/001522108X374179
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    Keywords

    market integration; international mixed oligopoly; partial privatization;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises

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