State-Owned Banks, Stability, Privatization, and Growth : Practical Policy Decisions in a World Without Empirical Proof

Author/Editor:

Michael Andrews

Publication Date:

January 1, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper provides an overview of the possible linkages between state-owned banks, privatization, and banking sector crises. Data on privatizations in over 65 countries is used together with data from the banking crisis literature to consider the relationship between state-owned banks and financial sector stability. The paper draws on the existing literature to provide guidance to policymakers regarding bank privatization.

Series:

Working Paper No. 05/10

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451860290/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2005010

Format:

Paper

Pages:

54

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