Structural Reforms without Prejudices

Structural Reforms without Prejudices

by Tito Boeri, Micael Castanheira, Riccardo Faini, Vincenzo Galasso
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199203628

ISBN-13: 9780199203628

Pub. Date: 08/10/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

What makes economic reforms a success or a failure? Why do we witness ambivalent attitudes to reforms? Can governments implement reforms differently, without inflicting prejudice to large fringes of the population? This book explores these issues by comparing a number of reforms across a large set of countries and sectors. It aims to help readers understand the

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Overview

What makes economic reforms a success or a failure? Why do we witness ambivalent attitudes to reforms? Can governments implement reforms differently, without inflicting prejudice to large fringes of the population? This book explores these issues by comparing a number of reforms across a large set of countries and sectors. It aims to help readers understand the process of reform and the origins of success, and to help reformers discover new ways to implement reforms to benefit the most people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199203628
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/10/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Contrasting Europe's Decline: Do Product Market Reforms Help?
1. Introduction
2. Competition and Economic Performance: A Brief Review of the Literature
3. The Maze of Services Regulation
4. The Changing Role of the Tertiary Sector
5. The Impact of Service Regulation
6. Looking Ahead: Will Liberalization Policies Succeed?
How to Gain Political Support for Reforms?
1. Introduction
2. Evidence and Theory of Reforms
3. Exploit Parlimentary Majority
4. Widen Your Political Base
5. Divide and Conquer
6. Exploit External Constraints
7. How to Reform: Pulling the Strings
Final Remarks

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