Publications & Documents


  • 25-July-2005

    English

    Anticompetitive practices affecting international trade - OECD Recommendation concerning co-operation between OECD countries

    International co-operation between OECD countries on anticompetitive practices affecting international trade has been in operation for more than 40 years based on a series of Council Recommendations which have been elaborated and progressively refined by the Competition Committee.

  • 16-June-2005

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    OECD Guiding Principles for Regulatory Quality and Performance

    The Guiding Principles for Regulatory Quality and Performance provide guidance for government action to ensure that regulations, and government asset management, in regulated sectors are of high quality and appropriately promote competition and markets. They were adopted by the OECD Council in April 2005. Several policy committees, including the Competition Committee’s Working Party on Competition and Regulation, participated in their

  • 7-June-2005

    English

    Cutting barriers to competition, investment and trade in US and EU would boost GDP - OECD study

    Boosting market liberalisation by reducing trade, investment and competition barriers to "best practice" levels could significantly raise GDP per head in the European Union and the United States, according to a new OECD working paper.

  • 21-April-2005

    English

    Product Market Competition and Economic Performance in Iceland (Economics Department Working Paper 426)

    This working paper discusses the current state of product market competition and related policies in Iceland.

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  • 10-January-2005

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    Cartels: Sanctions Against Individuals

    Individual sanctions can be an important tool in the fight against cartels, as corporate fines are almost never sufficiently high to be an optimal deterrent. A country’s decision whether to provide for criminal sanctions depends on several factors, such as the cultural and legal environment and the competition authority’s resources. If a country provides for criminal sanctions, relatively short prison sentences appear to be the most

  • 15-July-2004

    English, , 328kb

    Japan - Regulatory reform monitoring review

    This report is part of the monitoring of developments since the 1999 OECD Report on Regulatory Reform in Japan ("1999 Report"), with particular attention to the implementation of its recommendations.

  • 2-March-2004

    English

    Product Market Competition and Economic Performance in Hungary (Economics Department Working Papers 381)

    This working paper is part of the OECD's 2004 Economic Survey for Hungary and is one of a series of reviews on competition issues across OECD member countries.

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  • 1-January-2004

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    Universal Service Obligations - Competition Policy Roundtables

    Universal service obligations are common in many of the infrastructure sectors. The obligations are often cited as a justification for limiting entry of new providers because the new providers would cherry-pick the high profit customers who provide the basis for subsidisation of another group of customers. When obligations are beneficial, there are a number of policy traps that can be encountered. Obligations are often not

  • 5-June-2003

    English, , 48kb

    Trends in foreign direct investment in OECD countries, EO73 ch. 6

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 6. This chapter reviews recent trends and patterns in FDI and the related activity of foreign affiliates.

  • 5-June-2003

    English, , 46kb

    Foreign direct investment restrictions in OECD countries, EO73 ch. 7

    OECD Economic Outlook No. 73, Chapter 7. This chapter reviews restrictions on FDI inflows in OECD countries.

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