This book offers an expert examination of the ideology and motives behind the privatization or the nationalization of an industry, based on real case studies.
* Nine case studies of privatization in a variety of contexts: cigarette and alcohol sales, oil production, port facilities, public transportation, prison management, and lotteries
* Charts and figures for production and costs throughout each case study
* A bibliography for each case study, as well as a comprehensive bibliography for the entire book
* A comprehensive index of all topics, firms, policymakers, and important terminology
Richard A. McGowan is professor of economics at Boston College.