Publications & Documents


  • 30-August-2012

    English

    Competitive Neutrality: Maintaining a level playing field between public and private business

    This publication catalogues national practices that illustrate implementation of aspects or elements of competitive neutrality and highlights examples of challenges that may be encountered.

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  • 17-July-2012

    English

    OECD Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement

    On 17 July 2012, the OECD Council adopted a Recommendation on Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement, which together with the Guidelines, will help sensitise governments to assess their public procurement laws and practices at all levels in order to promote more effective procurement and reduce the risk of bid rigging in public tenders.

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  • 2-July-2012

    English

    Liberalisation and competition interventions in selected sectors

    Competition is about increasing choice and efficiency to benefit consumers and make the economy more productive. This applies also to utilities which in many countries have been liberalised (such as electricity, water, railways and telecoms), are subject to regulation (‌banking and other financial services) or where the government plays an important role (healthcare, education and local public services).

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  • 22-May-2012

    English, PDF, 1,569kb

    Boosting integrity, fighting corruption

    This brochure describes the multiple domains where the OECD is engaged in fighting corruption and boosting integrity. It relates how the CleanGovBiz initiative is drawing together for the first time these anti-corruption tools under a single umbrella.

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  • 30-April-2012

    English

    Procedural Fairness and Transparency - 2012

    This publication summarises three roundtable discussions on transparency and procedural fairness held during 2010 and 2011 at OECD Competition meetings.

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  • 11-April-2012

    English, PDF, 1,541kb

    Competition Law and Policy in Israel 2011

    This Review was prepared as part of the process of Israel’s accession to OECD membership. It highlights some of the key challenges facing Israel in its implementation and enforcement of competition policy. Israel became an OECD member on 7 September 2010.

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  • 27-March-2012

    English

    The short-term effects of structural reforms: an empirical analysis

    This paper sheds light on the impact of reforms over time, identifies the horizon over which their full effects materialise, and investigates whether such effects vary with prevailing economic conditions and institutions.

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  • 27-March-2012

    English

    Short-term gain or pain? A DSGE model-based analysis of the short-term effects of structural reforms in labour and product markets

    This paper explores the short-term effects of labour and product market reforms through a dynamic general equilibrium model that features endogenous producer entry, equilibrium unemployment and costly job creation and destruction.

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  • 7-March-2012

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    OECD Journal: Economic Studies 2010. How OECD Journal: Economic Studies 2010: Large Are Competitive Pressures in Services Markets? Estimation of Mark-ups for Selected OECD Countries

    This study estimates mark-ups for services industries in European OECD members and its novelty is that it i) allows for non-constant returns to scale, ii) jointly estimates mark-ups for all sectors and in all countries and iii) estimates mark-ups at a detailed level of sectoral disaggregation. <

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  • 28-February-2012

    English

    Country reviews of competition policy frameworks

    Reports on national competition institutions and regulation in specific sectors.

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