OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform

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1990-0481 (online)
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1563-4973 (print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/19900481
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This series presents the results of country peer reviews of regulatory reform in OECD countries. They present an integrated assessment of regulatory reform in framework areas such as the quality of the public sector, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. They also contain chapters on sectors such as telecommunications, electricity, road and rail freight, and an assessment of the macroeconomic context for reform. The policy recommendations present a balanced plan of action for both short and longer term based on best international regulatory practices.

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OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Regulatory Reform in Ireland 2001

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OECD
20 Apr 2001
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300
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9789264193352 (PDF) ;9789264187047(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264193352-en

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OECD's 2001 review of regulatory reform in Ireland. It finds that regulatory reform in Ireland began later than in many countries, but is now moving ahead on a broad front. Following Ireland’s remarkable economic performance in the 1990s, regulatory reform is helping to manage the consequences of fast growth and to sustain growth into the future. Reform is opening up important infrastructure and policy bottlenecks to further growth, promoting efficiency improvements that can help manage inflation, and establishing a more competitive and flexible economy that can innovate, adapt and prosper as the sources of its current prosperity change. Yet the reform agenda is still long. Bottlenecks in physical infrastructure are constraining growth, as are labour shortages, and public sector capacities. Weak competition in key sectors is a risk to future performance. While recognising the substantial progress made in recent years, this report calls for a more coherent and determined approach to regulatory reform. 

This review presents an integrated assessment of regulatory reform in framework areas such as the quality of the public sector, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. It also contains chapters on sectors such as telecommunications, electricity, gas, pharmacies and legal services, and an assessment of the macroeconomic context for reform. The policy recommendations present a balanced plan of action for both short and longer term based on best international regulatory practices.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Regulatory Reform in Ireland
Chapter 2. Government Capacity to Assure High Quality Regulation
Chapter 3. The Role of Competition Policy in Regulatory Reform
Chapter 4. Enhancing Market Openness through Regulatory Reform
Chapter 5. Regulatory Reform in Electricity, Gas, Pharmacies, and Legal Services
Chapter 6. Regulatory Reform in the Telecommuncations Industry
Chapter 7. Conclusions and Policy Options for Regulatory Reform
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