OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Italy 2009: Better Regulation to Strengthen Market Dynamics (Complete Edition ‐ ISBN 9789264067264)

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Abstract:

This review presents a general picture of the overall regulatory reform frameworks in Italy, examining quality regulation, competition policy and professional services. The review also offers a special focus on multi‐level governance, where key issues include local public services, commercial distribution, local transport and energy.



The review finds that Italy has made significant progress using regulatory reform since the first OECD review in 2001. Administrative simplification and the increasing role of competition policy, combined with devolution of state powers to regions, have helped. But there are still key challenges for regulatory policy and its implementation, including enforcement, capacity in the civil service, impact analysis for evidence‐based decision‐making, and building a culture of consultation. The current global economic crisis is an opportunity for Italy to further clarify how the state intervenes in the economy, to improve multi‐level co‐ordination, and to expand competition in specific sectors.





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PART I. REGULATORY REFORM AND LIBERALISATION POLICIES IN ITALY

Chapter 1. Performance and Appraisal

‐The Macroeconomic Context

‐Regulatory Reform and Liberalisation Policies and their Contribution to Performance So Far

‐Goals, Progress and Results

‐Regulatory Reform: Strengthening the Foundations for Future Growth

PART II. REGULATORY POLICIES AND OUTCOMES

Chapter 2. Government Capacity to Asssure High‐Quality Reform

Chapter 3. Competition Policy

Chapter 4. Competition and Regulatory Reforms in Professional Services

PART III. MULTI‐LEVEL GOVERNANCE

Chapter 5. Key Issues

‐Introduction

‐Economic Performance among Italian Regions: Larte and Persistent Regional Disparities

‐Multi‐Level Governance in Italy: The Evolution Towards Increased Decentralisation

‐Competitiveness and Regional Development Policies in Italy's Multi‐Level Governance Framework

‐The Liberalisation of Local Public Services in Italy

Chapter 6. The Challenges of Efficient Regulation in a Multi‐Level Governance Context

Chapter 7. Competition and Regulatory Reform in Commercial Distribution

Chapter 8. Local Transport

Chapter 9. Energy

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: September 1, 2009

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