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Public Ownership: Concepts and Applications.

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Public ownership is viewed as a restriction on the portfolio of equities held by investors. Three conditions are required to justify such restrictions. First, monitoring and coordination create concentration in supply or demand. Second, complete contracts must be infeasible or undesirable. Third, the creation of property rights may give rise to undesirable outcomes if demand in subsequent periods is uncertain. Using a multiperiod analysis, public ownership may be justified in circumstances in...

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Colin Mayer More by this author
Volume:
182
Publication date:
1987
URN:
uuid:08c4d522-c9b6-4741-a99d-a2417b7b8a8a
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11719
Language:
English

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