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Greek Public Enterprises [electronic resource] : Challenges for Reform / Paul Mylonas and Isabelle Joumard.

Author/Creator:
Mylonas, Paul, author
Publication:
Paris : OECD Publishing, 1999.
Series:
OECD Economics Department Working Papers 18151973 ; no.214.
OECD Economics Department Working Papers 18151973 ; no.214
Format/Description:
Government document
Book
1 online resource (66 pages)
Subjects:
Economics.
Local subjects:
Greece.
Summary:
A successful reform of public enterprises would improve productivity in key sectors of the Greek economy, and thus provide essential inputs at lower cost to the economy as a whole. Reforms would need to address the factors that are responsible for the poor performance of Greek public enterprises. First, labour costs are high and productivity low in international comparisons. Second, there are wide technology gaps between Greece and other OECD countries. Third, Greece's public enterprises fulfil heavy public service commitments without matching compensation. As a result, prices are often out of line with prices elsewhere. In recognition of the large drag on the economy, as well as the burden on the budget, the Government has embarked on a programme to revitalise inefficient public enterprises. The objective of this paper is to analyse the main issues concerning the public enterprise sector and assess the current policy framework, as well as planned changes to it. First, the key ...
Notes:
Title from title screen (viewed May 1, 2017).
Contributor:
Joumard, Isabelle.
SourceOECD (Online Service)
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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