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 Spain 2000

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OECD
07 Aug 2000
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312
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9789264182363 (PDF) ;9789264176683(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264182363-en

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OECD's 2000 review of regulatory reform in Spain. It finds that Regulatory reform has been crucial to Spain’s high economic growth in recent years. Spain has implemented far-reaching trade and investment liberalisation, privatised almost all state-owned enterprises, liberalised state controls, engaged in sectoral re-regulation and institution-building, and strengthened competition policy. Spain has gained significant economic benefits from these measures: lower prices and interest rates, increased supply-side flexibility, wider consumer choice, and higher quality of services. With labour market reforms, regulatory reforms have contributed to large falls in unemployment. Yet Spain still faces problems attributable to supply side rigidities: high unemployment and low employment rates, high inflation, mostly due to the service sector, and lack of innovation. Continued improvement of Spain’s regulatory regimes, combined with vigilance by competition authorities, will further boost the competitiveness of the Spanish business sector and minimise domestic obstacles to growth and job creation, while improving regulatory effectiveness in meeting key social policies. Spain is among several OECD countries to request a broad review by the OECD of its national regulatory practices and domestic regulatory reforms. 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 electricity and telecommunications, 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 Spain
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 the Electricity Industry
Chapter 6. Regulatory Reform in the Telecommunications Industry
Chapter 7. Conclusions and Policy Options for Reform
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