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The United States has been a world leader in regulatory reform for a quarter century. The US is not less regulated than other countries, but differently regulated due to the pro-competition policy stance of federal regulatory regimes, and the openness and contestability of regulatory processes.
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
This Working Paper provides a comparative perspective on the application of quality regulation principles to financial sector regulators, in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and France.
Energy infrastructure, notably electricity transmission, needs to be strengthened and energy polic
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Regulatory reform has emerged as an important policy area in OECD and
non-OECD countries. This report was prepared in the framework of the
Regulatory Reform review of the United States in 1999. It also includes the
country-specific policy r...
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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 Gov...
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The US Regulatory Impact Analysis Program as it operates today was established essentially in its present form by President Reagan 20 years ago, less than a month after he took office.
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US competition policy is grounded in principles of economics and has been a powerful tool in regulatory reform. Competition law enforcement and policy advice have played central roles in successful efforts over the last 20 years to reform and often eliminate anti-competitive economic regulation of transport, energy, telecommunications, and services.