Bureaucrats in Business

Bureaucrats in Business : The Economics and Politics of Government Ownership

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Despite more than a decade of privatization, state-owned enterprises account for nearly as large a share of developing countries' economies today as twenty years ago. Often inefficient government firms and the resulting deficits hinder growth, making it harder for people to escape poverty.Bureaucrats in Business shows how divestiture and other reforms can improve the economy, why politics often impedes reform, and how countries that reformed successfully overcame these obstacles.show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 191.5 x 235 x 18.5mm | 855.95g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195211065
  • 9780195211061

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"Absolutely first-rate....I have never seen anybody before lay out as clearly and as concisely the nature of the political problems involved in making changes of this kind."--Douglass North, Nobel Laureate, Washington Universityshow more