Index of Liberalizations 2015
Istituto Bruno Leoni, November 2015
The Istituto Bruno Leoni’s Index of Liberalizations aims at identifying both the barriers to competition and the best practices across the EU, by surveying 10 sectors of the economy. The 2015 Index of Liberalization suggests that a meaningful integration of the European economies can only be achieved through a major swift towards deregulation of the markets, both at the EU and national level. The Index shows where deregulation should happen and helps identify what models are working best. In this respect, liberalization – as captured by the IBL Index – may be a crucial component of a bottom up process of building Europe through a well-functioning, open, competitive single market for goods and services.
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