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Universal service obligations are common in many of the infrastructure sectors. The obligations are often cited as a justification for limiting entry of new providers because the new providers would cherry-pick the high profit customers who provide the basis for subsidisation of another group of customers. When obligations are beneficial, there are a number of policy traps that can be encountered. Obligations are often not
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This report on The Postal and energy sectors analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Poland. It also includes the country-specific policy recommendations developed by the OECD during the review process. The postal secto...
This seminar on Regulatory Governance took place on 12-13 June in Prague 2003.
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Ce rapport fait parti de l'Examen de l'OCDE de la réforme de la réglementation en Norvège, publié en 2003, et étudie les mécanismes de marché dans les services publics.
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Ce rapport a été rédigé dans le cadre de l'Examen de l'OCDE de la réforme de la réglementation en Norvège. Il évalue l’incidence sur le commerce et l’investissement des réglementations et des procédures en Norvège, ainsi que le degré de prise en compte des préoccupations commerciales dans le cadre général d’élaboration de la réglementation.
"Too much red tape" is one of the most common complaints from businesses and citizens in OECD countries. Filling out forms, asking for permits and licences etc. is often extremely complex and cumbersome.
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Although the electricity sector accounts for less than one per cent of employment and two per cent of Dutch GDP, the sector is strategically important as a key input to other sectors of the Dutch economy. Liberalising the electricity market could...
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Regulatory reform has emerged as an important policy area in OECD and non-OECD countries. Experience shows that institutional capacities and instruments are of crucial importance for a successful regulatory reform policy. This report on Governmen...
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Are national administrations able to produce social and economic regulations that are based on the core principles of good regulation? Regulatory reform requires the development of administrative capacities within the public sector to judge when ...
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The accession of Spain to the European Communities (now the European Union) in 1986, the transposition of EU Single Market Directives and its recent qualification for the European Monetary Union have fundamentally changed the Spanish trade and in...