The study also exposed critical aspects that were being addressed by the Catalan Government such as the Law on Transparency; the Law on Bureaucratic Simplification, to tackle obstacles to starting economic initiatives; along with other laws reforming the legal system, the labour market, and the fight against the informal economy. It should also be noted that many of these reforms should theoretically fall under the responsibility of the Spanish State’s legal framework.
Furthermore, this section of the study also highlighted Catalonia’s above average ranking in terms of equal opportunities, social cohesion, gender equality policies and the presence of women in both the private and public sectors.
Lastly, in the report’s final statement, the business school asserted that Catalonia “has a competitive economy and is moving in the right direction to improve it. Economic growth, together with institutional reforms, should lead naturally to significant improvements in Catalonia’s ability to face the demands of the world economy”. “Ultimately” the report concluded, “this should produce wellbeing, prosperity and competitiveness”.