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Assessing The Impact Of Regulatory Reform In Developing Countries


  • Rachel M. Gisselquist
  • Danielle Resnick
  • Colin Kirkpatrick


SUMMARY Effective economic governance is a key condition for economic growth and development, and donor support to developing countries has increasingly been focused on regulatory reforms that are intended to enable markets to function more efficiently thereby providing a stable and supportive environment for investment, private sector development, and market‐led economic growth. This article reviews the empirical evidence on the impact of regulatory reform in developing countries. The evidence is broadly consistent with a priori expectations, showing a positive relationship between regulatory reform and improved economic performance. However, various methodological and data problems weaken the robustness of these findings and point to the need to broaden the range of designs and methods for evaluating the results of donor‐supported regulatory reforms in developing countries. © 2014 The Authors. Public Administration and Development published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Rachel M. Gisselquist & Danielle Resnick & Colin Kirkpatrick, 2014. "Assessing The Impact Of Regulatory Reform In Developing Countries," Public Administration & Development, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 34(3), pages 162-168, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:padxxx:v:34:y:2014:i:3:p:162-168

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