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Who wants to revise privatization? The complementarity of market skills and institutions

Citation

Denisova, Irina; Eller, Markus; Frye, Timothy; & Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina (2009). Who wants to revise privatization? The complementarity of market skills and institutions. American Political Science Review, 103(2), 284-304.

Abstract

Using survey data from 28 transition countries, we test for the complementarity and substitutability of market-relevant skills and institutions. We show that democracy and good governance complement market skills in transition economies. Under autocracy and weak governance institutions, there is no significant difference in support for revising privatization between high- and low-skilled respondents. As the level of democracy and the quality of governance increases, the difference in the level of support for revising privatization between the high and low skilled grows dramatically. This finding contributes to our understanding of microfoundations of the politics of economic reform.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003055409090248

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2009

Journal Title

American Political Science Review

Author(s)

Denisova, Irina
Eller, Markus
Frye, Timothy
Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina