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  • 7-December-2017

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    The 16th Meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Competition

    I am delighted to welcome leaders and experts in competition policy from so many different countries. This is one of the OECD’s most important Fora. Let me congratulate Frederic Jenny, the Chairman of the OECD Committee on Competition for keeping the OECD at the forefront of competition policy efforts.

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  • 7-December-2017

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    OECD Global Forum on Competition

    Paris, 7-8 December 2017: The 16th Global will focus on: competition and democracy; judges and competition authorities; challenges in developing countries; new agencies in small countries; competition law and policy in Viet Nam; and Competition in public markets.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    Extraterritorial reach of competition remedies

    How do authorities deal with the extraterritorial reach of the remedies they apply to a given conduct? What if different remedies are imposed in different jurisdictions? These and other questions have been discussed at the OECD during a roundtable on the extraterritorial reach of remedies in December 2017.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    How is competition assessment supporting reforms in Greece?

    Many laws and regulations set the rules for how businesses enter, operate and exit a market and competition assessments help to ensure that these regulations are not overly or inadvertently restrictive for businesses and consumers. This article looks at the tangible contributions competition assessment is making to reforms underway in Greece.

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  • 24-November-2017

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    Safe harbours and legal presumptions in competition law

    In competition law there are rules for finding that a certain behaviour is presumed to be anticompetitive –so-called presumptions of illegality – and for finding that conduct is lawful – so-called safe harbours. In December 2017, the OECD held a discussion to explore safe harbours and presumptions of illegality in competition law.

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  • 20-October-2017

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    Market study methodologies for competition authorities

    Market studies are a valuable instrument used by many competition authorities to enhance their understanding of markets and potential competition issues. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable to identify common techniques and good practices in selecting and applying market study methodologies. Access the documentation.

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  • 18-October-2017

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    The effects of market power on inequality

    Some policies drive growth, others act to redistribute income or wealth. While competition has long been known to drive economic growth, it can also make an important contribution to reducing income and wealth inequality.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Inequality: A hidden cost of market power

    Some policies drive growth, others act to redistribute income or wealth. While competition has long been known to drive economic growth, it can also make an important contribution to reducing income and wealth inequality. See our paper on competition and inequality.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    Market Power and Wealth Distribution

    Lack of competition can drive up prices of goods and services, with substantive negative effects for the poor, whose consumption basket is dominated by first necessity goods and services. Using new data, this study calibrates the overall impact of market power, showing a substantial impact on wealth inequality in the eight countries examined.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    A Step Ahead: Competition Policy for Shared Prosperity and Inclusive Growth

    This publication puts forward a research agenda advocating the importance of market competition, effective market regulation and competition policies for achieving inclusive growth and shared prosperity in emerging and developing economies. It is the result of a global partnership and shared commitment between the World Bank Group and the OECD.

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