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Electricity reform figures prominently in Swiss proposals for promoting stronger economic growth, which has lagged other OECD countries over the last decade. It figures on the list of actions- drawn up both by the Swiss Federal authorities and the OECD in its recent economic surveys of Switzerland- to strengthen the Swiss internal market and improve competitiveness. A better performance of the sector can only be achieved by reform.
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This report analyses the governance and context of regulation in four sectors of the Swiss economy: air transport, rail transport, the postal sector, and the telecommunications sector.
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This report presents the role of competition policy in regulatory reform in Switzerland.
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This report analyses the institutional set-up and use of policy instruments in Switzerland. It also includes policy recommendations developed by the OECD. The Reform Programme aims at assisting governments in improving regulatory quality.
The objective of this study is to offer reflections on how special and differential treatment for trade facilitation may be shaped by the cost implications of measures included in the future agreement.
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This roundtable addressed how to define entry barriers, whether a precise definition is really required, how various types of barriers affect the likelihood, timing, and extent of entry, and how competition agencies assess entry conditions.
This working paper suggests that French growth can be improved by removing restrictions on competition, chiefly in service sectors.
This working paper assesses the potential economic benefits from structural reforms in Greece.
Governance is the next issue the People’s Republic of China needs to tackle. This report shows how governance impacts on public action by looking at different policy sectors, takes stock of the progress made in public management and public finance, and explores policy options for the future.
China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.