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Enhancing Competition and the Business Environment in Hungary
- Álvaro Pina
- 04 June 2014
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Steps should be taken both at the economy-wide level and in specific sectors to increase investment and restore productivity growth. Such measures must include fostering greater regulatory stability, inter alia by reducing the flow of new regulation and improving its quality, not least in taxation. Investor confidence would benefit from promoting trust and transparency in public institutions. Apart from vigorous competition enforcement across the economy, it is essential to remove sector-specific obstacles to competition, such as barriers to entry of different types, lock-in effects and distortive regulated prices, in retail, professional services, energy, and telecommunications. This Working Paper relates to the 2014 OECD Economic Survey of Hungary (www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-hungary.htm).
- productivity, institutional quality, special taxes, Hungary, SMEs, competition enforcement, administrative burdens, business environment, barriers to entry, regulated prices
- JEL Classification:
- H2: Public Economics / Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
- K2: Law and Economics / Regulation and Business Law
- L4: Industrial Organization / Antitrust Issues and Policies
- L8: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Services
- L9: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities