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Privatization in Latin America: Myths and Reality


  • [{uri:,value:Lu00f3pez-de-Silanes, Florencio},{uri:,value:Serra, Pablo},{uri:,value:Gertler, Paul},{uri:,value:Schargrodsky, Ernesto},{uri:,value:Anuatti, Francisco},{uri:,value:Galiani, Sebastiu00e1n},{uri:,value:Chong, Alberto E.},{uri:,value:Pombo, Carlos},{uri:,value:Sturzenegger, Federico},{uri:,value:Torero, Mu00e1ximo},{uri:,value:Machicado, Carlos Gustavo},{uri:,value:Fischer, Ronald},{uri:,value:Garru00f3n, Mauricio},{uri:,value:Macedo, Roberto},{uri:,value:Capra, Katherina},{uri:,value:Gutiu00e9rrez, Rodrigo},{uri:,value:Ramu00edrez, Manuel},{uri:,value:Barossi-Filho, Milton},{uri:,value:De Carvalho, Antonio Gledson}]


'Privatization in Latin America' evaluates the empirical evidence on privatization in a region that has witnessed an extensive decline in the state's share of production over the past 20 years. The book is a compilation of recent studies that provide a comprehensive analysis of the record of and accusations against privatization, with important recommendations for the future. Seven countries are investigated: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. This book will be vital to anyone interested in the privatization debate but especially to those involved in civil service reform, corporate governance, economic policy, finance, and anti-corruption efforts. This publication belongs to the Latin American Development Forum Series (LADF), sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the World Bank.

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  • [{uri:,value:Lu00f3pez-de-Silanes, Florencio},{uri:,value:Serra, Pablo},{uri:h, 2011. "Privatization in Latin America: Myths and Reality," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 348, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:idbbks:348

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