Reforming regulation

Observer 206, June/July 1997
Fundamental questions about the respective roles of the state and the market lie at the heart of the current debate about regulatory reform. Governments are grappling with a double challenge: they have to reduce obstacles to the dynamic market forces that drive efficiency and innovation in an increasingly competitive, globalising economy; and they have to find more efficient ways to protect and promote important public-policy goals. Regulatory reform helps them deal with both.
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