Empirical evidence on regulatory burdens and international income performance

Enedina Licerio, University of Texas at El Paso


This paper analyzes the effects of regulatory burdens on per capita national income (GNI) and the potential increases in GNI that can result from deregulation. Previous research indicates that a rigid regulatory environment hampers income performance. The availability of more recent data and the addition of several new indices by the World Bank now permits a broader analysis of regulatory burdens and income performance to be undertaken. Simulations are conducted to quantify potential impacts of deregulation and greater transparency on income performance. Results show that sizeable income gains can result from deregulation.

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Licerio, Enedina, "Empirical evidence on regulatory burdens and international income performance" (2010). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1477801.