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Remarks by Pier Carlo Padoan at the release of the 2010 edition Of Going For Growth on March 10, 2010
Opening the 9th Global Forum on Competition, Mr. Gurría talks about the concerted global effort needed to promote competitive markets which will support the recovery from the crisis.
Taking place in Paris on 18-19 February 2010, the 9th OECD Global Forum on Competition will focus on state aids and subsidies and collusion and corruption in public procurement. Participants will also discuss a peer review of Brazil's competition law and policy.
Competition is now robust in many sectors but product market barriers remain high overall, which may hold back growth over the longer run.
Productivity growth has declined since the late 1990s, slowing the catching-up process. Structural reforms to strengthen competition, entrepreneurship and innovation would go a long way toward enhancing it.
Israel is supporting its business sector and promoting competition in similar ways to many OECD countries, but there is room for improvement.
The comparatively large magnitude of the losses of the two largest banks of Switzerland in relation to capital has underscored the systemic risks to the economy posed by the institutions’ size relative to Swiss GDP and their extensive cross-border and cross-currency activities.
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This workshop addressed abuse of dominance, with discussions focusing on defining the relevant market, barriers to entry, determining whether market power exists, efficiency considerations as well as remedies and sanctions.
This paper uses the OECD’s indicators of product market regulation (PMR) to assess the extent to which the regulatory environment in Russia supports competition and to draw attention to the areas where further reform efforts would pay dividends.
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Call for papers for the OECD & Ifo / CESifo Conference on Regulation: Political Economy, Measurement and Effects on Performance taking place from 29-30 January 2010 in Munich, Germany.