Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46904
Authors: 
Schmidt, Klaus-Dieter
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Papers 891
Abstract: 
The paper investigates the recent trends in privatization by local government organizations in Germany. It comes to the conclusion that the privatization policy has been two-directional: on the one hand, municipalities have reduced their economic activities, mainly by different forms of contracting out; on the other hand, they have expanded them into profitable fields. In many cases they have preferred a phantom privatization: government bodies have only been transferred into a private-law establishment. The paper examines the barriers to privatization and provides a strategy to overcome them.
JEL: 
H4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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