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Title:Privatization in East Germany: Can the Treuhandanstalt provide a model? PDF Logo
Authors:Gupta, Asha
Issue Date:1998
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Papers 849
Abstract:The dynamics of privatization in the Eastern Germany can be better understood in terms of the 'economic polities' applied to the 'political markets'. The Treuhandanstalt played a key role in transforming the entire economy of the former GDR into the market economy in the wake of unification of East Germany with West Germany. The present study discusses the agency's structure, functions and responsibilities, on the one hand and financing, functioning and evaluation, on the other. Although the Treuhandanstalt provides a unique example of privatization by the state and the market, it cannot be duplicated or copied in toto.
JEL:P52
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des IfW
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