Chapter

The Scope of Privatization

William Leon Megginson

in The Financial Economics of Privatization

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195150629
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835768 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150627.003.0001
 The Scope of Privatization

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the history of state ownership. It then charts the rise of privatization programs since these were first popularized by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative British government in the early 1980s. An overview of chapters included in this volume is presented.

Keywords: privatization programs; Margaret Thatcher; state ownership; economic policy

Chapter.  11536 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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