Working Paper No . 545 , 2001 Privatization and Foreign Competition

Abstract

This paper determines the equilibrium market structure in a mixed international oligopoly, where the state assets are sold at an auction. The model suggests that low greenÞeld costs and low trade costs induce foreign acquisitions. The intuition is that domestic Þrms can then not prevent foreign Þrms from becoming strong competitors and thus, their… (More)

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