Publications & Documents


  • 26-November-2010

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    Changing for the Better: Making Reform Happen in the Aftermath of the Crisis

    In his remarks to "Making Reform Happen", Angel Gurría said that "well-designed and well-implemented reforms yield a triple dividend. They lift output and employment; they strengthen public budgets and they rebalance global demand."

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  • 19-November-2010

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    The Economic Impact of Export Restrictions on Raw Materials

    Export restrictions on raw materials can have a negative impact on the efficient allocation of resources, international trade and the competitiveness and development of industries in both importing and exporting countries, according to this collection of papers.

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  • 19-November-2010

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    Reducing the Risk of Policy Failure: Challenges for Regulatory Compliance

    An important criterion for the success of regulatory reform is whether regulatory systems accomplish their policy objectives. Despite a massive increase in regulation and government-imposed formalities in most countries since the 1970s, results have too often been disappointing.

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  • 17-November-2010

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    Cutting Red Tape - Why is Administrative Simplification so Complicated?

    This publication on cutting red tape analyses how administrative simplification is used as a regulatory quality tool to review and reduce administrative and regulatory procedures.

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  • 16-November-2010

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    Indicators of Regulatory Management Systems, 2009 Report

    The 2009 report presents indicators of the development of the regulatory management systems used in OECD countries to improve the quality of regulation.

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  • 1-November-2010

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    Tackling the infrastructure challenge in Indonesia

    Indonesia’s infrastructure is in poor shape, having suffered from protracted under-investment since the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, and constraints growth potential.

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  • 28-October-2010

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    Regulatory policy at the crossroads: towards a new policy agenda

    In the current circumstances of weak recovery, high unemployment and constrained room for manoeuvre by macro-economic policies, a robust regulatory environment is key to return to a stronger, fairer and sustainable growth path, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 28-October-2010

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    OECD Regulatory Policy Conference, 2010

    In light of the recent financial crisis and the pressing social, environmental and economic challenges facing governments today, this conference offered a timely opportunity to redefine the agenda for regulatory policy with a forward-looking perspective.

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  • 7-October-2010

    English

    Product market regulation: extending the analysis beyond OECD countries

    In this paper the recently updated product market regulation (PMR) indicators are extended beyond OECD member countries - including accession and enhanced engagement countries.

  • 5-October-2010

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    Competition and Credit Rating Agencies - Competition Policy Hearings - OECD

    Credit ratings provide an opinion on the relative ability and willingness of parties with debt obligations to meet financial commitments. They have three functions: to measure the credit risk of the issuer, to provide a means of comparison and to provide a common standard. The credit rating market is a natural oligopoly, with three Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) accounting for more than 90% of the market. The recent financial crisis

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