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.
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
As the world economy enters the new century it is undergoing the most dramatic structural changes since the Second World War. These are marked by:
* the emergence of regional trading blocs in Europe, Asia and in North America
* the transformation of the former socialist economies
* the creation of a new world trading system with an emphasis on freer trade
* the continuing emergence of East and Southeast Asia as the world's most dynamic economic regions.
Each set contains a comprehensive new introduction by a leading expert in the field, and a selection of key material arranged according to major themes. The Critical Perspectives are an essential resource for those interested in the changing global economy including economists, policy makers and students of international business and international relations.
Sets in preparation include
The Growth Economies of Asia