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OECD Product Market Regulation Statistics, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013

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SN: 7788
Title: OECD Product Market Regulation Statistics, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The OECD Product Market Regulation Statistics database provides a comprehensive and unique set of internationally comparable indicators measuring the degree to which policies promote or inhibit competition in areas of the product market where competition is viable. Although consistent across time and countries, users of the data must be aware that they may no longer fully reflect the current situation in fast reforming countries. It comprises four datasets; i) Economy-wide regulation, ii) Sectoral Regulation - Professional services, iii) Sectoral Regulation - Energy, transport and communications and iv) Sectoral Regulation - Retail trade.

These datasets measures the economy-wide regulatory and market environments in 30+ OECD countries in (or around) 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, and in another 20+ non-OECD countries in 2013. The indicators cover formal regulations in the following areas: state control of business enterprises; legal and administrative barriers to entrepreneurship; barriers to international trade and investment.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in Sept 2015. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on the OECD PMR Statistics holdings, including a OECD Product Market Regulation Statistics dataset user guide and details of OECD PMR latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): Indicators of Product Market Regulation (Data downloaded: e.g. 20 July 2015). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g. DOI: }

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1998 - 2013
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Universe: Cross-national; National; Subnational
47 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Republic of), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. For a full list of OECD members and partners, see the list of OECD members and partners.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details
Method of data collection: For details of methodology, please see the dataset user guide.
Weighting: See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 September 2015
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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