Lyons, Seán. 'Testing which proposed regulations need “competition-proofing”'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XXXV, 2005/2006, pp87-150
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XXXV 2005/2006
When assessing the likely net impact of regulation, many jurisdictions test
for specific effects on areas of concern, such as small businesses or the
environment, as well as for more generalised costs and benefits. This paper
considers how best to design a negative-clearance test for the competition effects of
regulations. One such test, the well-documented UK “competition filter”, has
serious shortcomings. Important classes of potentially damaging measures will not
trigger the UK filter, and we illustrate this by applying the filter to four
controversial measures that are currently, or were recently, on the statute books in
Ireland. Structural and other features of the UK filter that lead to these outcomes are
identified. We then outline an alternative test structure that should reduce such
“false negatives” while remaining practical to apply.
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