The Regulation of Entry: A Survey

Posted: 5 Oct 2009

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Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Date Written: August 2009

Abstract

Simplifying entry regulation has been a popular reform since the publication of Djankov and others (2002). The inclusion of business entry indicators in the World Bank's Doing Business project has led to an acceleration in reform: in 2003-08, 193 reforms took place in 116 countries. A large academic literature has followed: 201 academic articles have used the data compiled by Djankov and others (2002) and subsequently by the World Bank. The author identifies three theories as to why some countries impose burdensome entry requirements. He also surveys the literature on the effects of making business entry easier.

JEL Classification: D24, D92

Suggested Citation

Djankov, Simeon, The Regulation of Entry: A Survey (August 2009). The World Bank Research Observer, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 183-203, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1482507 or http://dx.doi.org/lkp005

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