The Impacts and Benefits of Structural Reforms in Transport, Energy and Telecommunications Sectors
This project is sponsored by the Policy Support Unit of the APEC Secretariat in Singapore.
The purpose of the project is to demonstrate the benefits of reforms consistent with the themes of the APEC Leaders' Agenda on the Implementation of Structural Reform (LAISR), including the benefits to the public and SMEs and the benefits in terms of price, choice, quality of services provided.
The LAISR themes include regulatory reform, competition policy, public sector governance, corporate governance, and strengthening economic and legal infrastructure.
The project will also revisit the arguments for the structural reform agenda by reviewing their microeconomic foundations and the ways in which structural reform affects economic development. It will work to identify strategies for success and bottlenecks to progress and develop a complementary program of work in APEC to support further reform.
Structural reform matters across the whole economy but the focus of this project is the transport, energy and telecommunications sectors.
Work in the project includes desk research, the preparation of case studies, econometric modelling and general equilibrium modelling. The project is led by Christopher Findlay, with contributions from researchers from many other APEC economies.
The final report of the project will be available later in the year.
A workshop for the project was held in Singapore on 12 and 13 of March 2010.
The presentations and papers from this event are available to all participants and project collaborators with the login details sent to you via email on April 16.
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