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Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries
			: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988 »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750426.071

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

This seminar volume, edited by Said El-Naggar, examines the challenge that Arab countries with large public sectors face in placing the privatization process within the wider context of structural change....

1 Privatization and Structural Adjustment: The Basic Issues

1 Privatization and Structural Adjustment: The Basic Issues »

Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

Development and the State One of the most distinctive features of the economic situation in developing countries is the predominant role of the public sector in the production struct...

2 Liberalization and Privatization: An Overview

2 Liberalization and Privatization: An Overview »

Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

In this paper my main purpose is to examine the principles, practices, and record of the deregulation and privatization movements of the 1980s. No such survey could be comprehensive without straining the rea...

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Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

It is difficult to comment on a paper with which one is largely in agreement. To cite just a few of these agreements: a climate of financial stability is much more propitious for a successful privatization t...

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Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

No doubt, Sir Alan Walters paper is interesting and has a wealth of information. It is very stimulating to read. However, the paper is rather weak on Arab countries. Perhaps a study of the attempts of Egypt...

3 The Privatization of Public Enterprises

3 The Privatization of Public Enterprises »

Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

The objectives of this paper are to review the importance and performance, in both financial and efficiency terms, of public enterprises in developing countries;...

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Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

The paper by John Nellis and Sunita Kikeri, dealing with the privatization of public enterprises, is highly instructive. It lays out the rationale for privatization as well as the constraints facing such a p...

4 The Fiscal Impact of Privatization, with Some Examples from Arab Countries

4 The Fiscal Impact of Privatization, with Some Examples from Arab Countries »

Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

Introduction One major factor leading governments to consider a privatization program is the belief that it may be of benefit to the government’s finances. The fiscal impact of priva...

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Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

It is not my intention to present a summary of the ideas contained in the paper presented by Peter S. Heller and Christian Schiller. I shall attempt to stress other aspects of the fiscal implications of priv...

5 Privatization: Opportunities for Financial Market Development

5 Privatization: Opportunities for Financial Market Development »

Source: Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries : Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750426

Keywords: public enterprises, joint ventures, public enterprise, public sector

Introduction “Privatization,” unlike most other popular concepts where there is usually more talk than action, has become a major activity in many countries, with well over $300 bill...