Publications & Documents


  • 18-October-2017

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    The effects of market power on inequality

    Some policies drive growth, others act to redistribute income or wealth. While competition has long been known to drive economic growth, it can also make an important contribution to reducing income and wealth inequality.

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  • 18-October-2017

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    Reigniting growth through productivity-enhancing reforms in Colombia

    Over the past decade, sound macroeconomic policies and an improved business environment have helped generate relatively strong GDP growth.

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  • 18-October-2017

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    Towards more inclusive growth in Colombia

    Growth has become more inclusive in recent years in Colombia. Strong growth and targeted social policies have reduced absolute poverty.

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  • 17-October-2017

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    Inequality: A hidden cost of market power

    Some policies drive growth, others act to redistribute income or wealth. While competition has long been known to drive economic growth, it can also make an important contribution to reducing income and wealth inequality. See our paper on competition and inequality.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    Market Power and Wealth Distribution

    Lack of competition can drive up prices of goods and services, with substantive negative effects for the poor, whose consumption basket is dominated by first necessity goods and services. Using new data, this study calibrates the overall impact of market power, showing a substantial impact on wealth inequality in the eight countries examined.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    A Step Ahead: Competition Policy for Shared Prosperity and Inclusive Growth

    This publication puts forward a research agenda advocating the importance of market competition, effective market regulation and competition policies for achieving inclusive growth and shared prosperity in emerging and developing economies. It is the result of a global partnership and shared commitment between the World Bank Group and the OECD.

  • 11-October-2017

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    Corporate governance and firm performance in China

    A key priority in China’s "new normal" period -- where returns on investment are slackening -- is corporate governance, which could lead to enhanced productivity by a better management of resources at the firm level.

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  • 11-October-2017

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    Improving productivity in New Zealand's economy

    New Zealand ranks highly on most indicators of well-being, but incomes are below the OECD average due to low labour productivity.

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  • 27-September-2017

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    Achieving strong and balanced regional development in India

    While India’s per capita income is converging towards that of the richer countries, inequality has drifted up.

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  • 13-September-2017

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    Algorithms and collusion: Competition policy in the digital age

    The combination of big data with technologically advanced tools is changing the competitive landscape in many markets and sectors. While this is producing benefits and efficiencies, it is also raising concerns of possible anti-competitive behaviour. This paper looks at whether algorithms can make tacit collusion easier and discusses some of the challenges they present for both competition law enforcement and market regulation.

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