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Institutional and Regulatory Frameworks of Privatisation and FDI:A Comparative Study between Egypt and Argentina

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  • Naguib, Rania Ihab
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    This paper aims at investigating the difference between the Egyptian and Argentinean approach to privatisation and FDI and how their different policies, institutions and regulations affected the progress of their respective privatisation programmes and FDI participation. The analysis indicates that, in Egypt, the legal framework of privatisation did not explicitly incorporate FDI participation. FDI regulations were developed separately from privatisation regulations. As a result, a foreign investor in Egypt is faced with multiple laws and multiple regulating agencies for FDI. Unlike in Argentina, the legal framework of privatisation explicitly incorporated the participation of FDI, and FDI regulations were totally liberalised. This explains why FDI participation in Argentine privatisation during 1989 – 2000 accounted for 63% of privatisation proceeds, while, in Egypt, FDI participation accounted for only 24% of privatisation proceeds during 1993 – 2000.

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    Paper provided by University of Bath, Department of Economics in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 15959.

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    Date of creation: 2009
    Handle: RePEc:eid:wpaper:15959
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    1. Clarke, George R. G. & Cull, Robert, 1999. "Why Privatize? The Case of Argentina's Public Provincial Banks," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 27(5), pages 865-886, May.
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    3. Ernesto Sepúlveda & Germán Coloma & Ana María Gómez & Rossana Corona & Juan Pablo Trujillo & Lino Jaramillo & Pablo Gerchunoff & Luis Alberto Zuleta & Gustavo Adolfo Ramírez & Dominique Hachette & Gui, 1993. "Privatization in Latin America," IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank, number 44638 edited by Rossana Corona & Manuel Sánchez, February.
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