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  • 6-March-2006

    English, , 2,525kb

    Barriers to Entry - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    This roundtable addressed how to define entry barriers, whether a precise definition is really required, how various types of barriers affect the likelihood, timing, and extent of entry, and how competition agencies assess entry conditions.

  • 16-June-2005

    English, , 125kb

    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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 15-April-2003

    English, , 549kb

    The Role of Competition Policy in Regulatory Reform in the Netherlands

    Is competition policy sufficiently integrated into the general policy framework for regulation? Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and ...

  • 10-April-2003

    English, , 614kb

    The Role of Competition Policy in Regulatory Reform in the Czech Republic

    Competition policy is central to regulatory reform, because its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and social regulations, as well as motivate the application of the laws that protect competition.

  • 17-August-2001

    English

    Restructuring Public Utilities for Competition

    This publication explores the nature and impact of rules which affect the structure of public utilities industries. It covers not only the theory behind different forms of separation but also practical experience in a wide variety of countries and sectors.

  • 24-June-1999

    English, , 1,029kb

    Relationship between Regulators and Competition Authorities

    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

  • 16-July-1993

    English, , 272kb

    Glossary of Industrial Organisation Economics and Competition Law

    This glossary of terms frequently used in the field of industrial organisation economics and competition law has been compiled for pedagogical and training purposes.

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