Review Paper 2

Review of Market Environment Indicators

Yasheng Maimaiti (BHAM), Mary O'Mahony (BHAM), Ana Rincon-Anzar (NIESR), Stanley Siebert (BHAM), Justin Van de Ven (NIESR)


Work Package 3 of the INDICSER project will construct indicators that describe the market environment interpreted in a general sense to cover the markets in which service sector firms deliver outputs and purchase inputs. This review of indicators and data sources concentrates on three broad areas: measures that capture aspects of industrial organisation and structure that includes firm's conduct and performance; measures that capture the regulatory environment and measures that capture the degree of internationalisation of service sectors. The first will focus on measures built up from firm level data while the second consists largely of top down measures. Indicators for International presence involve both firm level and industry level sources.

The first section lists possible indicators that may be employed as measures of industrial organisation. It defines these measures and briefly discusses data sources - more details are given in Annex Table A1. Following this we review possible regulation indicators and then discuss internationalisation. The final section concludes with a brief description of work to be carried out in the next phase of the project.

Paper published on private website February 2011, released onto public website March 2011

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