This chapter summarises the core trends for regulatory reform in Italy, assessing the performance in the light of the economic context. This includes an analysis of the links with economic growth. The chapter discusses goals, progress and results of regulatory
reform policies, in terms of the political commitment, the new institutional impetus, the tools for regulatory quality, as well as protecting competition and consumers and addressing the challenges of quality regulation in a multi‐level governance context.
The chapter assesses the potential benefits of reforms and offers options for moving forward the regulatory reform agenda, building political momentum and consensus for reform.