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Optimal Privatization Policy under Private Leadership in Mixed Oligopolies

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  • Lin, Ming Hsin
  • Matsumura, Toshihiro

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We discuss optimal privatization policies in mixed oligopolies in which a public firm is the Stackelberg follower (private leadership). We find that under constant marginal cost, the optimal degree of privatization is zero. When the marginal cost is increasing, however, the optimal degree is never zero, and full privatization can be optimal. These results suggest that the optimal privatization policy depends on the cost conditions. We also find that the optimal degree of privatization is substantially lower under private leadership than in the simultaneous-move model when there is no cost difference between public and private firms.

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  • Lin, Ming Hsin & Matsumura, Toshihiro, 2017. "Optimal Privatization Policy under Private Leadership in Mixed Oligopolies," MPRA Paper 79913, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    private leadership; mixed oligopoly; mixed ownership in public firms;
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    • H42 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Publicly Provided Private Goods
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets

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