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Privatization and economic growth: an empirical investigation from a sample of developing market economies

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This paper explores the economic determinants of privatization programmes and the macroeconomic impact of this institutional reform on the growth rate of the GDP. A sample of thirty five developing market economies is considered over the 1988-92 period. Probit and Tobit models are used to identify the determinants of successful privatization programmes. Then regressions are run where probabilities (Probit) and expected values (Tobit) are successively included as additional regressors beside the potential influence of other economic policy variables. A significant positive effect is highlighted, giving evidence of the importance of divestiture. The economic effect is found to be stronger when this institutional reform took place in industry or infrastructure.

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  • Patrick Plane, 1997. "Privatization and economic growth: an empirical investigation from a sample of developing market economies," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(2), pages 161-178.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:29:y:1997:i:2:p:161-178
    DOI: 10.1080/000368497327245
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    1. Samuel Adams, 2011. "Privatization and National Development: A Case Study of Ghana," Public Organization Review, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 237-253, September.
    2. Khan, Iram, 2006. "Public vs. private sector : an examination of neo-liberal ideology," MPRA Paper 13443, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Sobir Shukurov & Mansoor Maitah & Lubos Smutka, 2016. "The Impact of Privatization on Economic Growth: The Case of Uzbekistan," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 6(3), pages 948-957.
    4. Adam Fforde, 2005. "Persuasion: Reflections on economics, data, and the 'homogeneity assumption'," Journal of Economic Methodology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 63-91.
    5. Abdella Abdou & Saeed Moshiri, 2009. "Privatization and capital formation in developing countries: an empirical analysis," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(5), pages 557-575.
    6. Jesiah, Selvam & A, Meenakshi sunararajan & T, Iyappan, 2004. "Privatization and Capital Accumulation: Empirical Evidences from Ethiopia," MPRA Paper 73943, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Dec 2004.
    7. Osman Suliman & Ghirmay Ghebreysus, 2001. "Determinants of Privatisation in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries: Is Privatisation Politically Induced?," Journal of Economic Development, Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics, vol. 26(2), pages 33-48, December.
    8. Plane, Patrick, 1999. "Privatization, Technical Efficiency and Welfare Consequences: The Case of the Cote d'Ivoire Electricity Company (CIE)," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 343-360, February.
    9. Polterovich (Полтерович), Victor (Виктор), 2012. "Приватизация И Рациональная Структура Собственности. Часть 1. Приватизация: Проблема Эффективности
      [Privatization and the rational ownership structure. Part 1: privatization: the effeciency problem
      ," MPRA Paper 64145, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Polterovich, Victor, 2012. "Приватизация И Рациональная Структура Собственности. Часть 1. Приватизация: Проблема Эффективности
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      ," MPRA Paper 64371, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Polterovich, Victor, 2012. "Приватизация и рациональная структура собственности (Privatizatsiya i ratsional’naya struktura sobstvennosti)
      [Privatization and the Rational Ownership Structure]
      ," MPRA Paper 41069, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    12. Noelia Martín Morales, 2003. "La privatización de activos desde un punto de vista macroeconómico: evidencia empírica usando un modelo de crecimiento económico para América Latina," Documentos de trabajo conjunto ULL-ULPGC 2003-09, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la ULPGC.

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