The free and open market economy has made Denmark to one of the richest countries in the world. Companies and individuals have always been at liberty to act and produce as they saw fit.
The level of government regulations and intervention in the market economy nevertheless has a negative impact, when it comes to production, competitiveness and hence the creation of wealth.
The many government interventions are not only an effecient way to reduce Denmarks international competitiveness, they also reduce competition at home. This limits the development and creation of
new products that are both better and cheaper for consumers.
We also see a tendency to suspicion of the private sector, and especially large companies.
Finally the many government regulations and the public policy debate clearly indicates that there is a severe overestimation of the governments ability to create wealth, and a lack of clearness as
to the proper role of government. For instance the somewhat paradoxical notion that government increase competition through imposing regulations and increasing control.
For these and other reasons Copenhagen Institutes sees a need to partake in the public policy debate in regards to Competition and Regulation, a debate that spans Europe and the rest of the
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