International handbook on privatization

David Parker (Editor), David Saal (Editor)

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Abstract

Privatization has dominated industrial restructuring programs since the 1980s and continues to do so. This authoritative and accessible Handbook considers all aspects of this key issue, including the theory of privatization; privatization in transition, developed and developing economics; as well the economic regulation of privatized industries. The studies in this volume, introduced by international experts in the field 'presents evidence of the scope and effects of privatization, and consequently provide the basis for improving both policy formulation and implementation. However, they also emphasize that privatization is not an end in itself. It is argued that for privatization to be worthwhile and for lasting economic efficiency gains to be achieved, supporting reforms must accompany most privatization programs, particularly in the arenas of corporate governance and capital markets, product market competition, and state regulatory processes. Furthermore, several contributions demonstrate that the degree to which ownership and market liberalization can be usefully separated, and whether privatization without either competition or effective regulation is worthwhile, remain controversial issues. Furnishing the reader with a comprehensive and lively discussion of privatization in theory and practice, this Handbook will be the essential source of information for researchers in the field, and for a wide-ranging audience including public policy makers and specialists, development experts and agencies, international banks, public policy and regulation economists, and management consultants.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham (UK)
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages624
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78195-095-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-84064-613-9, 978-1-84542-281-3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2003

Publication series

NameElgar original reference
PublisherEdward Elgar

Keywords

  • privatization
  • industrial restructuring programs
  • theory of privatization
  • privatization in transition
  • developed and developing economics
  • economic regulation
  • privatized industries

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    All roads lead to outside ownership: Polish piecemeal privatisation

    Mickiewicz, T. & Baltowski, M., 29 Jul 2003, International handbook on privatization. Saal, D. & Parker, D. (eds.). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, (Elgar original reference).

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    Introduction

    Parker, D. & Saal, D., 29 Jul 2003, International handbook on privatisation. Parker, D. & Saal, D. (eds.). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, p. 1-21 21 p. (Elgar original reference).

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    Restructuring, regulation and the liberalization of privatized utilities in the UK

    Saal, D., 29 Jul 2003, International handbook on privatisation. Parker, D. & Saal, D. (eds.). Cheltenham (UK): Edward Elgar, p. 560-582 23 p. (Elgar original reference).

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    Parker, D., & Saal, D. (Eds.) (2003). International handbook on privatization. (Elgar original reference). Edward Elgar.