Publications & Documents


  • 28-November-2018

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    Excessive Pricing in Pharmaceuticals

    A number of competition enforcement actions against excessive pricing have taken place in the pharmaceutical sector, despite competition authorities usually being reluctant to intervene directly against high prices. In November 2018, the OECD will hold a discussion on the intersection of competition concerns with excessive prices and the interaction between competition and regulated sectors such as pharma.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    Personalised Pricing in the Digital Era

    As data analytics and pricing algorithms become common business practice in the digital era, there are growing concerns about the possibility that companies use such tools to engage in personalised pricing. In November 2018, the OECD Consumer Protection and Competition committees will jointly discuss challenges associated with the ambiguous and multi-dimensional effects of personalised pricing among other issues.

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  • 28-November-2018

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    Quality considerations in the zero price economy

    Zero price products are not a new concept and over the course of a single day, most consumers will come into contact with at least one product that is offered to them at a price of zero. In the digital economy, however, new zero price markets have arisen. In November 2018 the OECD will hold a discussion to study their own unique characteristics and challenges they may impose. This page contains all related materials.

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  • 27-November-2018

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    Gun jumping and suspensory effects of merger notifications

    Gun jumping has received a lot of attention recently, as a perception has arisen that competition authorities are devoting more enforcement resources to these violations, and that the amounts of monetary fines for such infringements are increasing. In November 2018, the OECD will hold a roundtable to discuss recent developments in the enforcement practice, and contrast them with business needs in various stages before closing a merger.

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  • 26-November-2018

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    Designing publicly funded healthcare markets

    While there is little guidance on where or how to introduce choice and competition in healthcare services, there has nevertheless been a steady movement towards the greater use of market mechanisms to improve their quality and efficiency. In November 2018, the OECD will hold a discussion to share experiences and lessons learned on the topic. This page contains all related materials.

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  • 26-November-2018

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    Treatment of legally privileged information in competition proceedings

    Different approaches to legal professional privilege among jurisdictions create challenges regarding companies’ international operations, and authorities’ co-operation and sharing of information in cross-border cases involving jurisdictions offering dissimilar levels of protection. This November 2018 OECD discussion will deal with these questions.

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  • 25-September-2018

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    Digital Economy, Innovation and Competition

    The increasing prominence of the digital economy has been requiring competition authorities to devote more and more of their time to intellectual property-intensive and high technology industries. Digital Economy has became one of the OECD Competition Committee's areas of study for the next years to come.

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  • 25-September-2018

    English

    Best Practice Roundtables on Competition Policy

    Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.

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  • 18-September-2018

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    Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

    The 2018 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 18-19 September 2018. Discussions will focus on the informal economy in the region, industrial policy and the promotion of domestic industry and competition law and policy in Peru.

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  • 17-September-2018

    English

    Boosting investment in Greece

    Aggregate investment has declined markedly over the crisis and has yet to recover. Reviving domestic and foreign investment is crucial to supporting the economic recovery, deepen Greece’s integration into global value chains and raising living standards.

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