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The Political Economy of Reform

Lessons from Pensions, Product Markets and Labour Markets in Ten OECD Countries

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This report examines why some policy reforms get implemented and others languish by examining 20 structural reform efforts in 10 OECD countries over the past two decades. The case studies cover a wide variety of reform attempts in three key areas: pensions, labour- and product-market regulation. Key factors in the political, economic and reform-specific arenas are identified as helping or hindering reform, and these findings are cross-checked using a relatively simple set of Spearman rank correlations. The report’s two-pronged analytical approach – quantitative and qualitative – results in unique insights for policy makers designing, adopting and implementing structural policy reforms.

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Mexico

Labour law reform, 2001-03

In July 2001, the administration of President Vicente Fox invited organized labour and private sector employers to begin tripartite negotiations on the reform of Mexico’s Federal Labour Law. This process resulted in the introduction of two initiatives in Congress in late 2002. Neither the proposals of the administration nor those of the opposition were approved. Negotiations in Congress in 2003 resulted in a compromise proposal, but it failed to win adoption.

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