Impact of the Regulatory Framework on Investment Across Europe — An Update

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I am going to briefly outline this morning a study that London Economics, in association with the PricewaterhouseCoopers International Survey Unit, undertook for DG Information Society, and which was completed about a year ago.1 I am also going to discuss some of the reactions to the study, and to briefly describe some ongoing research in this area.


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  1. 3.
    “EU telecoms reform: Commission continues debate with three studies”, IP/06/1123, 12 August 2006.Google Scholar
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    See Conway, P. and G. Nicoletti (2006), “Product market regulation in non-manufacturing sectors in OECD countries: measurement and highlights”, OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 530, 7 December 2006.Google Scholar
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    ECTA, Jones Day, SPC Network (2004): European Regulatory Scorecard 2004.Google Scholar
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    Other research, using the same OECD regulatory index across a number of sectors has also suggested that across these sectors regulation has been influencing investment levels. See Alesina, A. et al. (2003), “Regulation and Investment”, OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 352, 25 March 2003.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.London EconomicsLondonGreat Britain

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