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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: integrity, regulation, promoting, volume, governments, public, lobbyists
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 2012-09-20
ISBN-10: 9264084940
ISBN-13: 9789264084940

This second volume of OECD's study on lobbying examines regulation and self-regulation of lobbying. It includes chapters defining and examining lobbying, describing the role of professional lobbying associations, exploring various codes of conduct and examining specific codes in various countries, examining lobbyists' attitudes toward regulation and self-regulation, and exploring various options for enhancing transparency and accountability.
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Author: European Conference of Ministers of Transport
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: limits, regulation, services, transport, round, tables, ecmt
Number of Pages: 164
Published: 2006-01-03
ISBN-10: 9282123464
ISBN-13: 9789282123461

While deregulation and privatisation in the transport sector have led to increases in productivity in general, not all reform hopes have materialised. In particular, the reform of the provision of infrastructure services has not caused the expected mobilisation of private resources, and concession relations have been less stable and less efficiency-enhancing than expected. In view of current discussions of reform results, the Round Table focused on the following issues: What are the limits for deregulation? Which are the crucial factors that necessitate regulation? What is the role of the tra
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: taxi, industry, regulation, tables, round, ecmt
Number of Pages: 169
Published: 2007-03-01
ISBN-10: 9282101150
ISBN-13: 9789282101155

This Round Table examines the basic case for liberalisation of the taxi industry, and reviews experiences with taxi (de-)regulation in OECD and ECMT member countries. There are a number of aspects to regulation of the taxi industry including entry, price and service quality regulation. The discussions of these aspects concluded that little empirical evidence supported the argument that entry restrictions improved capacity utilisation. On the contrary, the case could be made that increased entry and associated economies of density, as well as shorter passenger waiting times, warranted subsidies
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Author: Tonci Bakovic
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: electricity, distribution, privatize, way, contract, new, regulation
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 2003-09
ISBN-10: 0821355929
ISBN-13: 9780821355923

In many developing countries, both governments and investors have expressed disappointment with the performance of recently privatized electricity distribution companies. Some investors claim that the design of the new regulatory system is fundamentally flawed and recommend that independent regulatory commissions be replaced or supplemented by more explicit "regulation by contract" that would reduce the discretion of new commissions.This paper examines whether regulation by contract or a combination of regulation by contract and regulatory independence would provide a better regulatory system
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mixed, record, 1980s, governments, local, regulation, state, federal
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 1993-05-01
ISBN-10: 0788108166
ISBN-13: 9780788108167

Examines the actions & accomplishments of executive branch initiatives to restrain & reform intergovernmental regulation during the 1980s. It inventories a number of significant new mandates enacted by Congress during the past decade & develops a rough estimate of their cumulate costs. Also traces the Supreme Court's evolving doctrines affecting intergovernmental regulation. Presents recommendations for responding to this situation. Over 30 charts, tables, & graphs.
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: insurance, financial, convergence, liberalisation, regulation, issues, policy
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 2001-05-27
ISBN-10: 9264193170
ISBN-13: 9789264193178

This publication provides an in-depth analysis of the main features of insurance regulation and supervision in OECD countries, as well as of two major trends in insurance markets and regulation: liberalisation and financial convergence. It responds to major concerns of economic, political and social actors in the insurance market and will constitute a unique reference work for regulatory and supervisory authorities in emerging economies as well as in OECD countries.
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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: regulation, europe, germany
Number of Pages: 167
Published: 2010-06-11
ISBN-10: 9264085874
ISBN-13: 9789264085879

The importance of effective regulation has never been so clear as it is today, in the wake of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. But how exactly can Better Regulation policy improve countries' economic and social welfare prospects, underpin sustained growth and strengthen their resilience? What, in fact, is effective regulation? What should be the shape and direction of Better Regulation policy over the next decade? To respond to these questions, the OECD has launched, in partnership with the European Commission, a major project examining Better Regulation efforts in 15 OE
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