Links and drivers between competition and employment

 

Does competition kill or create jobs? A discussion on the links and drivers between competition and employment

Discussions at the 2015 Global Forum on Competition addressed this question. Participents explored ways in which pro-competitive policies may support the creation of jobs or alternatively, if it is the case that competition destroys jobs. In many economies, both emerging and developed, it is often the case that opening economic sectors hitherto protected to competition is perceived as threatening existing jobs. In times of an economic downturn, a typical policy response may be retrenchment and the erection of regulatory or political barriers to competition in an effort to preserve jobs. This may be the case in merger reviews where job preserving remedies may be imposed by the enforcer. However, such barriers may in the long term prevent the creation of new jobs. Thus, the aim of this session was to explore the nature of this relationship. 

Read the executive summary and summary of the discussion

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SEE ALSO

Full 2015 Global Forum Programme 

Competition and macroeconomic outcomes factsheet

Competition Home Page 

 

GLOBAL FORUM SESSION DOCUMENTATION

KEY DOCUMENTS

Executive summary and summary of the discussion | Synthèse et compte rendu de la discussion

Call for contributions | Appel à contributions

Background Note by the Secretariat | Note de référence par le Secrétariat

Competition and employment by Victor NormanConcurrence et emploi par Victor Norman

Contributions from participants

Bulgaria

Costa Rica

Czech Republic

European Commission

Georgia

Hungary

Indonesia

Kenya

Mexico

Moldova

Mongolia

Morocco English | Français

 

Nicaragua

Russian Federation

Singapore

South Africa

Swaziland

Tunisia English | Francais

United Kingdom

United States

Zambia

BIAC

CUTS

TUAC 

Panellists, papers and presentations

Victor NORMAN (NHH Norwegian School of Economics) presenting Competition and Employment English | FRA | PPT

Klaus TILMES (Trade and Competitivenes Global Practice) presenting Boosting Competition to Create Better Jobs  PPT

Adriaan DIERX (European Commission) presenting Distributional and labour market effects of EU competition policy - A general equilibrium analysis PPT

Etienne PFISTER (Chief Economist, Autorité de la concurrence, France) presenting Concurrence et emploi  PPT

Jean-Luc SCHNEIDER (OECD Economics Department) presenting Does competition kill or create jobs? PPT

 

 

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