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Privatization and output behavior during the transition: Methods matter!

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  • Fabian Gouret

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - UP1 - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, OEP - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée)

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This paper clarifies what dominant methods of privatization contributed to the macroeconomic gains from privatization during the transition. Building upon the macroeconomic empirical literature on transition, our results first support the Kornai's view. Economic performance gains come only from the use of gradualsales as a primary method of privatization. However, we find that primary methods of privatization leadingto permanent changes in the ownership structure of the economies have different effects on output levelsbut not on annual growth rates.

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  • Fabian Gouret, 2007. "Privatization and output behavior during the transition: Methods matter!," Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Post-Print and Working Papers) halshs-00203398, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:halshs-00203398
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jce.2006.12.001
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