This title is the first in the Critical Perspectives on the World Economy series. With a new introduction by the editors it brings together the most significant contributions on privatization including material on the philosophical and historical context.
Specific subjects covered include:
* regulation and competition policy
* different forms and techniques of privatization
* the impact of privatization.
Drawing on an enormous range of sources, the collection includes material by Hayek, Harold Demsetz, Douglass North, Janos Kornai, Jean Tirole and Jeffrey Sachs. It is an indispensible reference for policy makers, as well as academics concerned with economic policy and public economics.
Table of Contents
Volume I: Part 1. Philosophy Part 2. History of Economic Analysis Part 3. Economics of Property Rights Part 4. Comparative Performance Part 5. Political Economy
Volume II: Part 6. Modern Economics of Privatization Part 7. Competition and Regulation Part 8. Other Privatizations Part 9. Techniques of Privatization
Volume III: Part 10. Effects of Privatization Part 11. Transformational Privatization: Issues and Experiences Part 12. Developing Countries
Volume IV: Part 13. Transformational Privatization: The Design Part 14. Associated Issues
Geoge Yarrow is a Fellow of Hertford College and Director of the Regulatory Policy Research Centre, University of Oxford. Piotr Jasinski is Research Director at the Regulatory Policy Research Centre.