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Partisan privatizations: assessing the ideological bias

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  • Filippo Belloc
  • Antonio Nicita

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Previous empirical literature suggests that privatization choices are driven by ideology. However, available measures of this political bias are weakly grounded as they neglect crucial factors affecting privatizations, such as the liberalization levels and the public finance structure. To fill this gap, we perform an econometric analysis explicitly considering such neglected factors. Our findings conclude that privatization choices in OECD network industries are determined by right-wing ideology.

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  • Filippo Belloc & Antonio Nicita, 2012. "Partisan privatizations: assessing the ideological bias," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(10), pages 959-963, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:10:p:959-963
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2011.608638
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    1. Belloc, Filippo & Nicita, Antonio & Sepe, Simone M., 2014. "Disentangling liberalization and privatization policies: Is there a political trade-off?," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(4), pages 1033-1051.

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