Publications & Documents


  • 11-May-2011

    English

    Competition Issues in the Financial Sector - 2011

    In recent years, the financial sector has been extensively debated at OECD Competition meetings, thereby bringing together a variety of influential actors such as senior competition officials, market regulators, academics and representatives of the business community. Competition Issues in the Financial Sector 2011 presents the key findings from these discussions into a cohesive narrative. It also includes the executive summaries of

  • 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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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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