- 北海道大学公共政策大学院 = Hokkaido University Public Policy School
- 年報公共政策学 (ISSN:18819818)
- no.7, pp.255-273, 2013
This paper focuses on the special zones system for structural reform. The special zonessystem for structural reform receives a proposal from local governments and the private sector.This system is to increase the menu of regulatory reform. In addition, the application forcertification from the local government is to achieve region-specific regulatory reform.The number of proposals is decreasing. The rate of adoption is declining faster than that ofproposal. Compared with application proposals, low legal force measures have a higherprevalence of adoption. Therefore, the special zones system for structural reform has littleimpact on overall regulatory reform. This paper outlines solutions for this problem.