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  • 20-January-2021

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    Good regulatory practices and co-operation in trade agreements - A historical perspective and stocktaking

    This paper presents a stocktaking of standalone chapters in trade agreements dedicated to good regulatory practices and international regulatory co-operation. While standalone regulatory policy chapters in trade agreements remain a new development, they signal countries’ increasing interest in elevating the visibility and ambition of regulatory policy, in line with their commitments in the 2012 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance and the 2005 APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform. Still, the level of ambition of these chapters varies widely depending on the state of play of regulatory policy in trading partners. By comparing the main substantive and structural features of these chapters, this stocktaking aims to inform the development of similar chapters in future trade agreements.
  • 6-December-2016

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    Unleashing private sector productivity in the United States

    In the United States, the most watched indicator of productivity (nonfarm business productivity growth) decelerated about ¾ percentage point from 2009 to 2014 relative to the preceding 5-year period.

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  • 11-October-2016

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    Realising and expanding opportunities in the United States

    Measures that enable the acquisition of new skills and reduce mismatches between the demand and supply of existing skills can boost US economic growth and make its benefits more inclusive.

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  • 8-December-2010

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    Regulatory Reform in OECD Countries: Reports by Country

    The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.

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  • 21-December-2009

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    Tools for Regulatory Quality and Financial Sector Regulation: A Cross-country Perspective

    This Working Paper provides a comparative perspective on the application of quality regulation principles to financial sector regulators, in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and France.

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  • 30-May-2002

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    Enhancing Market Openness through Regulatory Reform in the United States

    Regulatory reform has emerged as an important policy area in OECD and non-OECD countries. This report was prepared in the framework of the Regulatory Reform review of the United States in 1999. It also includes the country-specific policy r...

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  • 30-May-2002

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    Government Capacity to Assure High Quality Regulation in the United States (2001)

    Regulatory reform has emerged as an important policy area in OECD and non-OECD countries. Experience shows that institutional capacities and instruments are of crucial importance for a successful regulatory reform policy. This report on Gov...

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  • 4-July-2001

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    Regulatory Impact Analysis: Efficiency, Accountability, and Transparency

    The US Regulatory Impact Analysis Program as it operates today was established essentially in its present form by President Reagan 20 years ago, less than a month after he took office.

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  • 22-April-1999

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    The Role of Competition Policy in Regulatory Reform in the United States

    US competition policy is grounded in principles of economics and has been a powerful tool in regulatory reform. Competition law enforcement and policy advice have played central roles in successful efforts over the last 20 years to reform and often eliminate anti-competitive economic regulation of transport, energy, telecommunications, and services.

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