Anna Taorchini

The aim of the project I am presenting is to evaluate the importance that privatization has achieved at local level, comparing the national situation to the local one in order to verify if local government structures are more or less reluctant to privatize, how the corporate governance structure differs between national and local privatized companies and how these factors influence the performance or privatized firms. I would like to verify how privatization can increase efficiency and also I would like to evaluate the effects of the institutional and political environment on privatization process especially at local level.