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La privatización de bancos públicos provinciales en Argentina en 1993-2001

  • Héctor G. González Padilla

En este artículo se estudia la privatización de un grupo de bancos públicos provinciales en Argentina en 1993-2001. En contraste con la mayoría de los estudios previos sobre privatizaciones que analizaron principalmente sus efectos sobre la eficiencia económica, este estudio se enfoca en dos cuestioness: i) evaluar si la privatización de los bancos públicos provinciales produjo un incremento en el uso del poder de mercado por parte de aquellos bancos públicos provinciales privatizados y ii) verificar si los bancos públicos provinciales privatizados incrementaron su eficiencia económica despues de su privatización, medida por una re- ducción en sus costos operativos. La evidencia empírica permite sostener las dos cuestiones planteadas.

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Paper provided by Universidad del CEMA in its series CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. with number 401.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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Handle: RePEc:cem:doctra:401
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