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Effects of Privatisation on Competition and Efficiency

2013-02 IFN Newsletter No. 2, 2013

Author(s): Fredrik Heyman, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson

Effects of Privatisation on Competition and Efficiency Fredrik Heyman, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson

In this report, the researchers show that privatisations in Sweden have had a positive effect on productivity development but a negative effect on product market competition. These increases in productivity often arise before the actual acquisition. This finding suggests that studies investigating the effects of privatisations at the point in time of the acquisition may underestimate the improvements in efficiency.


Reference:

Heyman, Fredrik, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson (2013), "Effects of Privatisation on Competition and Efficiency", IFN Newsletter No. 2, 2013. Stockholm: Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN).

Fredrik Heyman

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Pehr-Johan Norbäck

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Lars Persson

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