Publications & Documents


  • 10-August-2010

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    The Failing Firm Defence - Competition Policy Roundtables - OECD

    The failing firm defence (FFD) has arisen infrequently in merger cases but is expected to be used more frequently in the current economic climate. The FFD exists in most OECD jurisdictions and exempts an otherwise anticompetitive merger from challenge under the competition laws if the target company is in such poor financial condition that its only other option would be to exit the relevant market. This proceedings includes elements

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  • 16-July-2010

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    Do product market regulations in upstream sectors curb productivity growth? Panel data evidence for OECD countries

    Based on an endogenous growth model, we show that intermediate goods markets imperfections can curb incentives to improve productivity downstream.

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  • 15-July-2010

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    OECD Journal of Competition Law and Policy

    The journal is a unique resource for competition experts. It provides insight into the thinking of competition law enforcers while focusing on the pratical application of competition law and policy.

  • 17-June-2010

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    Chile: Boosting productivity growth by strengthening competition, entrepreneurship and innovation

    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.

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  • 17-June-2010

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    Measuring competition in Slovenian industries - estimation of mark-ups

    Product market regulation on average is Slovenia does not appear particularly stringent, but heavy state involvement and high market concentration in several industries call for the gauging of competitive pressures in Slovenian industries.

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  • 14-May-2010

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    Competition Law and Policy in Brazil: a Peer Review 2010

    This report reviews Brazil's competition policy system and highlights what more could be done to implement the structural changes envisaged in the proposed revisions to Brazil’s competition law.

  • 10-May-2010

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    Australia: The Role of Competition Policy in Regulatory Reform

    This review assesses how the country deals with competition and regulatory issues, from the soundness of its competition law to the structure and effectiveness of its competition institutions.

  • 20-April-2010

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    Advancing structural reforms in OECD countries: Lessons from twenty case studies

    This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.

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  • 6-April-2010

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    Recommendations and Best Practices on Competition Law and Policy

    The OECD Council has adopted a number of non-binding Recommendations on competition law and policy. In addition, the Competition Committee has adopted Best Practices. These Recommendations and Best Practices are often catalysts for major change by governments.

  • 19-March-2010

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    Long-term growth and policy challenges in the large emerging economies

    This paper uses the OECD’s Going for Growth framework, as well as other available evidence linking policies to economic performance, to identify key structural policy challenges in the BIICS for the years ahead.

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