The OECD cross-section sectoral indicators measure regulatory conditions in the professional services and retail distribution sectors. The retail indicators cover barriers to entry, operational restrictions, and price controls. They are available for the years 1998, 2003 and around 2008 for 30 OECD countries and for around 2008 for another 4 OECD countries (Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia) as well as for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.
The retail indicators are described in OECD Economics Department working paper “Product market regulation in non-manufacturing sectors of OECD countries: measurement and highlights”.
The original work on the retail indicators is described in "Regulatory Reform in Retail Distribution", OECD Economic Studies: Special issue: regulatory reform, No 32, 2001/1.
The retail indicators can be accessed via the OECD Stats Browser. Alternatively, Excel files of the full set of these indicators are also available. Please cite the database as: OECD (2011), Product Market Regulation Database, www.oecd.org/economy/pmr.
- Access the retail indicators via the OECD Stats Browser.
the indicators of regulatory conditions in retail distribution (Excel).
The main sources of information used to construct the professional services and retail indicators are the responses of national governments to the Regulatory Indicators Questionnaire. All of these data have been extensively checked by OECD and government experts. The regulatory data used to construct these indicators can be viewed or downloaded in an excel file.
- 2008 OECD Regulatory Indicators Questionnaire.
- 2003 OECD Regulatory Indicators Questionnaire.
- All individual data used to construct the retail distribution indicators.
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