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Reforming Rules and Regulations : Laws, Institutions, and Implementation - Vivek Ghosal

Reforming Rules and Regulations

Laws, Institutions, and Implementation

By: Vivek Ghosal (Editor)

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In recent years governments have paid increasing attention to weighing the socioeconomic benefits of regulations against their costs. Rules and regulations governing economic activity are typically formulated with a view to their benefits. Their effects on the costs and inefficiencies, in particular the possible chilling effects on competition and innovation, have received limited attention. In this collection, experts from Europe, the United States, and Asia examine a range of issues related to the effect of rules and regulations on competition, and explore the role of key institutions that affect market outcomes. Their contributions argue for using quantitative methods to guide policy and reform rules and regulation, and many of the essays offer methodologies for assessment and recommendations for policy alternatives.Topics covered include the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives in OECD countries; the adverse effect of EU climate policy on competitiveness; telecommunication regulation in the developing countries of India, China, and Sri Lanka; the role of banks in fostering small and medium enterprises in Argentina and Chile; the evolution of the U.S. Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) System; and developing quantitative screening tools to assess which sectors in the economy might benefit most from regulatory reforms.Contributors Victoria Alexeeva-Talebi, Niels Anger, Dallas Burtraw, Martin Cave, Matthew Corkery, Adriaan Dierx, Sean Ennis, W. Scott Frame, Vivek Ghosal, Ivan Hascic, Ivan Hascic, Fabienne Ilzkovitz, Nick Johnstone, Boris Lokshin, Andreas L”schel, Mar¡a Soledad Mart¡nez Per¡a, Pradeep S. Mehta, Udai S. Mehta, Malwina Mejer, Siddhartha Mitra, Pierre Mohnen, Karen Palmer, Anthony Paul, Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Sergio L. Schmukler, Augusto de la Torre, Lawrence J. White

Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Global Initiatives in Reforming Rules and Regulationsp. 1
What Does it Take for an R&D Tax Incentive Policy to be Effective?p. 33
On the Consequences of a Highly Fragmented European Patent Systemp. 59
Environmental Policy Design and the Fragmentation of International Markets for Innovationp. 79
Alleviating Adverse Implications of EU Climate Policy on Competitivenessp. 105
The Case for Border Tax Adjustments or the Clean Development Mechanism?
Compensation for US Electricity Consumers under a CO2 Emissions Capp. 129
How Vital is Regulatory Independence?p. 161
The Telecom Sector in Developing Countries
Regulation and Barriers to Trade in Telecommunications Services in the European Unionp. 195
Drivers and Obstacles to Banking SMEsp. 215
The Role of Competition and the Institutional Framework
The Federal Home Loan Bank Systemp. 255
Current Issues in Perspective
Product Market and Sector Monitoringp. 277
A New Tool Contributing to the Governance of the European Single Market
List of Contributorsp. 305
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780262014687
ISBN-10: 0262014688
Series: CESifo Seminar Series
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 22nd October 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59