Building Market Institutions in South Eastern Europe

James H. Anderson , Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (ECSPE) in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Region
Harry G. Broadman
World Bank, 2004
ISBN 082135776X


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  • Summary

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Building Market Institutions in South Eastern Europe - An Overview

Seizing a Historic Opportunity for Growth. -Institutional Reform in South Eastern Europe-Achievements and Challenges. Still Weak Interenterprise Competition. Severe Infrastructure Bottlenecks. Insufficient Financial Transparency, Accountability, and Protection of Ownership Rights. Compromised Institutions for Resolution of Business Disputes. -Interenterprise Competition-The Key to Growth. Noncompetitive Market Structures and Business Conduct. Vertical Integration across Sectors, Ownership For...

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Institutional Aspects of the South Eastern European Economy: Introduction, Trends, and Scope of the Study

Background. -Trends in the SEE8 Economies: Dynamics of Output by Sector. Human Development Aspects of the SEE8 Transition. International and Intraregional Integration. -Scope and Methodology of the Study: Data Sources. -Structure of the Study. -References.

Institutional Reform Progress to Date and Remaining Challenges in South Eastern Europe

Aggregate Assessment of the Business Environment in SEE. -Institutional Impediments to Investment and Growth: Interenterprise Competition. Corporate Governance Incentives and Institutions. Commercial Disputes and Contract Enforcement. -Conclusion: The Unresolved Institutional Problems in South Eastern Europe. -References.

Competition in South Eastern Europe

Development of the Private Sector and Prospects for Competition in SEE. -Structural Conditions for Competition in SEE: Horizontal and Vertical Elements: Horizontal Dimensions of the South Eastern European Market Structure. Vertical Dimensions of the South Eastern European Market Structure. -Assessment of Entry and Exit Barriers: Business Turnover and Restructuring in South Eastern Europe. Constraints on New Entrants. Barriers to Exit. -Business Performance and Competition: Business Performanc...

Access to Regulated Infrastructure Utilities

Tariffs, Access, and Quality of Service across Countries: Infrastructure as Barriers to Entry. Infrastructure as Barriers to Exit. Access to and Reliability of Infrastructure Services. -Infrastructure's Access and Quality across Different Enterprises' Characteristics: The Telecommunication Sector. The Power Sector. The Water Sector. -Private Sector Involvement and Independence of Rulemaking: Private Sector Delivery of Utility Services. Independence of Rulemaking. -Role of Infrastructure Devel...

Corporate Ownership, Financial Transparency, and Access to Finance

Introduction. -Forms of Ownership. -Transparency and Accountability in Firm Finances. -Access to Finance: Financing Transactions. Financing Operations. -Financial Transparency, Investment, and Growth. -Policy Recommendations: Deepen the Separation between Politicians and Firms. Monitor Public Disclosures of Financial Statements. Implement Accounting and Auditing Reforms. Implement Training and Education Programs. Clearly Formulate Rules and Laws on Potential Conflict of Interest in the Accoun...

Resolving Business Disputes in South Eastern Europe: The Role of the Courts

Avoidance of Business Disputes: Building Good Partnerships and Gathering Information. Business Associations. Use of Prepayment. Use of Credit. Private Protection. Government Intervention. Other Informal Contract Enforcement Mechanisms. -Contract Enforcement in Court: Number of Procedural Steps. Duration of Contract Enforcement in Court. Costs of Dispute Resolution in Court. Complexity of the Judicial Process. -Firms' Use of the Courts: Small and Large Firms Compared. State-Owned and Private F...

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