Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Research Institute of Industrial Economics

No 532: Privatization as a part of a Liberalization Program in an International Oligopoly

Pehr-Johan Norbäck () and Lars Persson ()
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Pehr-Johan Norbäck: The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Postal: P.O. Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden
Lars Persson: The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Postal: P.O. Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract: This paper determines the equilibrium market structure in an international oligopoly which is opened up by a privatization. Market power is shown to be an important determinant of the equilibrium market structure, when greenfield investment costs are high. When the greenfield investment costs are low, however, the risk of monopolization decreases. It is also shown that "Investment Guarantees" can be counterproductive by helping the buyer of the state assets prevent other investors from entering greenfield by credible over-investment. We also find that the negative effects on domestic firms by National Treatments clauses are partly paid for by the foreign investor in the bidding competition over the state assets.

Keywords: Privatization; FDI; Acquisitions; National Treatment; Investment Guarantees

JEL-codes: F23; L13; L33

47 pages, March 3, 2000

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