Publications & Documents

  • 2-November-2005

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    Best Practices for the Formal Exchange of Information Between Competition Authorities in Hard Core Investigations

    These Best Practices aim to identify safeguards that member countries should consider applying when they authorise competition authorities to exchange confidential information in cartel investigations.

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  • 20-October-2005


    Raising Greece's Potential Output Growth (Economics Department Working Paper 452)

    This working paper assesses the potential economic benefits from structural reforms in Greece.

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  • 12-September-2005


    Governance in China

    Governance is the next issue the People’s Republic of China needs to tackle. This report shows how governance impacts on public action by looking at different policy sectors, takes stock of the progress made in public management and public finance, and explores policy options for the future.

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  • 7-September-2005


    China needs far-reaching reforms in public and corporate governance, OECD says

    China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 25-July-2005


    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.

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  • 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

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  • 7-June-2005


    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.

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  • 21-April-2005


    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.

  • 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

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  • 15-July-2004

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    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.

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