Publications & Documents


  • 1-June-2009

    English

    Multi-Level Regulatory Governance - Policies, Institutions and Tools for Regulatory Quality and Policy Coherence

    This Working Paper identifies some of the key policy issues related to multi-level regulatory governance, and contributes to a “Framework for Analysis of Multi-level Regulatory Governance”.

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  • 27-May-2009

    English

    Documents on regulatory reform available in English and in Chinese

    This page presents documentation on regulatory reform that is available both in English and in Chinese.

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  • 5-May-2009

    English

    OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: China 2009 - Defining the Boundary between the Market and the State

    China has made enormous progress in developing the modern legal and regulatory foundation for the market economy. The private sector is now the main driver of growth, and new laws have gone a long way toward establishing private property rights, competition, and mechanisms for entry and exit comparable to those of many OECD countries. At the same time important challenges remain, including further clarification of the scope of state ownership, reform of relations among central and local governments, firmer establishment of the rule of law, and strengthening of regulatory institutions and processes.

     

    This review of China's regulatory system focuses on the overall economic context for regulatory reform, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. The review also examines the regulatory framework in the electricity, water and health care sectors. As for OECD countries, the review follows a multidisciplinary and highly interactive approach. A number of OECD instruments and policies are used in this assessment, although the review also takes into account the specific challenges faced by the Chinese authorities. The review includes a comprehensive set of policy recommendations.

  • 30-April-2009

    English

    Structural policies to overcome geographic barriers and create prosperity in New Zealand

    New Zealand’s living standards remain well below the OECD average. This is entirely attributable to persistently low labour productivity, which in turn is related to economic geography as well as structural policy factors.

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  • 27-April-2009

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    Ten years of product market reform in OECD countries – insights from a revised PMR indicator

    This paper describes patterns and developments of regulation that potentially affect product market competition in OECD countries over the past decade. It uses the 2008 update and revision of the OECD indicators of product market regulation (PMR).

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  • 27-April-2009

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    Structural reforms and the benefits of the enlarged EU internal market: Much achieved and much to do

    High expectations surrounded the two waves of eastward EU enlargement in 2004 and 2007, with the extension of the EU Internal Market being expected to deliver a substantial boost to economic growth in new and old member States alike.

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  • 7-April-2009

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    Focus on Citizens: Public Engagement for Better Policy and Services

    This book provides answers to these questions, and more, based on a survey of governments in 25 countries, 14 in-depth country case studies and 18 opinion pieces from leading civil society and government practitioners.

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  • 2-April-2009

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    Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

    The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent

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  • 2-April-2009

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    Competition and the Financial Crisis

    The financial crisis that started in the summer of 2007 is shaking the world’s economic system. It started in the financial sector, but is now having an important impact on the real economy. This paper discusses the role of competition policy in times of systemic financial crises, focusing mainly on the financial sector but also looks at the applicability of competition policy to the real sector.

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  • 27-March-2009

    English

    Infrastructure investment in network industries: the role of incentive regulation and regulatory independence

    This paper finds that coherent regulatory policies can boost investment in network industries of OECD economies.

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