Winners and Losers : Assessing the Distributional Impact of Privatization

  title={Winners and Losers : Assessing the Distributional Impact of Privatization},
  author={Nancy Birdsall and J A Nellis},
While most technical assessments classify privatization as a success, it remains widely and increasingly unpopular, largely because of the perception that it is fundamentally unfair, both in conception and execution. We review the increasing (but still uneven) literature and conclude that most privatization programs appear to have worsened the distribution of assets and income, at least in the short run. This is more evident in transition economies than in Latin America, and less clear for… CONTINUE READING
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