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8-March-2011

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Standard Setting- Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

Standard setting yields substantial benefits to consumers and often promotes competition to benefit consumers. Nonetheless, at times, standard setting can give rise to potential consumer harms. By bringing together different players in an industry, the standard setting process provides an opportunity for collusion, deception and strategy about which regulators must be vigilant and proactive. The discussion held found that a standard

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8-March-2011

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How efficient are banks in Hungary?

Apparent characteristics of the Hungarian banking market such as large profits and high margins suggest weak competitive pressures. Weak competition in turn, may reduce efficiency in a lack of pressures to converge to marginal cost and to stimulate managerial efforts to reduce X-inefficiency.

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4-March-2011

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The Impact of Structural Reforms on Current Account Imbalances, Economics Department Policy Note No. 3

Global current account imbalances widened markedly in the years preceding the global economic crisis.

17-February-2011

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Macroeconomic impact of Basel III

The estimated medium-term impact of Basel III implementation on GDP growth is in the range of -0.05 to -0.15 percentage point per annum.

17-February-2011

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10th Meeting of the Global Forum on Competition

Vigorous competition stimulates productivity and the innovation that is vital for fostering new sources of growth and competitiveness. It prevents market capture by incumbents or large firms. Competitive markets create new employment opportunities, and increase the access of consumers to cheaper and better quality products. Fair competition is one of the oldest pillars of economic progress, according to OECD Secretary-General.

13-January-2011

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Fighting against bid rigging: OECD-CFC-IMSS co-operation

Bid rigging costs governments and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. In 2011, the OECD will for the first time directly assist a member country, Mexico, as it implements tighter public procurement processes.

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17-December-2010

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Product market regulation and competition in China

The extent of competition in product markets is an important determinant of economic growth in both developed and developing countries.

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9-December-2010

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The land transport sector: Policy and performance

This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

9-December-2010

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Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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30-November-2010

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Exit Strategies - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

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