Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172413
Authors: 
Earle, John S.
Gelbach, Scott
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 02-79
Abstract: 
We analyze the role of privatization in creating a constituency for economic reform, markets, and democratic institutions, focusing on the Czech Republic. Drawing on a 1996 survey, we examine the 1459 respondents' opinions on reforms, economic policies and systems, the legitimacy of transition, and democratic values. Using ordered probit estimation, we find that receiving property through restitution is strongly associated with support for reform and markets. Concerning voucher privatization, we find positive effects for participants retaining shares, but little impact of participation alone. Our simulations suggest that policy designs have substantial consequences for citizens' support of reforms, markets, and democracy.
Subjects: 
Czech
privatization
Earle
Gelbach
JEL: 
D72
L33
P26
P35
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Additional Information: 
A revised version of this paper appears in Economics and Politics, Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 2003). See http://ideas.repec.org/a/bla/ecopol/v15y2003i1p1-32.html. Please cite this revised version.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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