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This working paper discusses product market regulatory reforms in Italy over the past decade.
Some regulated firms risk operating simultaneously in a non-competitive activity and a potentially competitive complementary activity. This Recommendation calls for carefully balancing the benefits and costs of structural measures against the benefits and costs of behavioural measures.
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Chapter 4 of the OECD Economic Outlook No. 67. This chapter summarises the main lessons to be drawn from recent experience building on a substantial body of analytical work.
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The introduction of greater competition in regulated sectors has required establishing new regulators or seriously rethinking what existing regulators were doing, bringing to the fore important questions concerning the proper relationship between sector specific regulators and economy-wide competition agencies.
On the one hand, competition agencies have a comparative advantage over regulators when it comes to ensuring that
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This working paper suggests that a successful reform of public enterprises would improve productivity in key sectors of the Greek economy, and thus provide essential inputs at lower cost to the economy as a whole.
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This Recommendation was adopted by the Council of the OECD on 25 March 1998.
Adopted on 25 March 1998, this Recommendation advises member countries to ensure that their competition laws effectively halt and deter hard core cartels by providing for effective sanctions and adequate enforcement procedures and institutions to detect and remedy hard core cartels.
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A major challenge of economic transition in central and eastern European countries is creating the institutional framework crucial to market operation. OECD Economic Studies No. 25.
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The working paper discusses the role of distribution systems in the Italian economy and gives an overview of the transformation of the Italian distribution system in the 1970s and the 1980s.
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This glossary of terms frequently used in the field of industrial organisation economics and competition law has been compiled for pedagogical and training purposes.