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The privatisation of public utilities in Croatia: an assessment of the major gains and pains

Čučković, Nevenka and Jurlin, Krešimir and Vučković, Valentina (2011) The privatisation of public utilities in Croatia: an assessment of the major gains and pains. Papers on South Eastern Europe, Bartlett, Will and Kovanović, Ivan (eds.) 3. LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, London, UK.

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Abstract

The aim of the research on which this paper is based was to investigate, and where possible measure, the effects of policies of marketisation and privatisation of the telecommunication and the oil and gas industries in Croatia with respect to their business efficiency, management, employment levels, investment, service quality, diversity and prices. The paper questions whether the expected improvements in business performance actually occurred in the post-privatisation period and whether they improved consumer welfare. Both specialists and the wider public have opposing views about the changes which took place, and the paper therefore attempts to set out a considered analysis of the actual effects of the privatisation of these two public utilities in Croatia.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/L...
Additional Information: © 2011 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H6 - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt > H60 - General
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe
Series: Working Papers > Papers on South Eastern Europe
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2013 09:45
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2015 11:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/48038

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