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Governments have long been engaged in providing goods or services to their citizens that could, in some form, be provided by the private sector. The trend over the past few decades, however, has been to transfer these functions, and the state-owned assets used to provide them, to private hands. The most common method, and the one usually preferred, is privatisation, or outright sale or transfer of ownership of the relevant assets to
Red tape is burdensome to companies, inhibits entrepreneurship, and reduces competitiveness.
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Since the first half of the 1990s, Swedish regulators have been kept busy with a range of issues, covering for instance deregulation, privatisation and accession to the European Union.
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This report analyses regulatory policies, institutions and tools in Sweden from a regulatory policy perspective in an international context.
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In the early 1990‘s Sweden made an impressive change in the direction of its competition law and policy.
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The OECD project on regulatory reform has focussed on measures and systems which can improve the efficiency of regulatory systems.
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Multi-level regulatory governance is of growing importance in terms of day-to-day regulatory management, rule-making and enforcement.
Recent research at OECD provides new evidence that customs and administrative procedures have substantial effects on trade flows.
This working paper sugggest that much scope remains to make regulation of product markets more conducive to competition - notwithstanding progress in recent years - with substantial benefits for consumer welfare, productivity and employment.
This working paper looks at the housing market and the risks that it poses to the Irish economy.