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During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has
The OECD conducted an online public consultation on draft high-level principles on consumer protection in the field of financial services which came to an end on 31 August 2011.
This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.
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Information exchanges among competitors increase transparency in the market, which can lead to efficiency enhancing benefits but may also present competition risks. The challenge for competition enforcers is how to approach this conduct within the context of traditional competition laws. The assessment of the legality of information sharing is generally carried out within the context of traditional competition law prohibitions against
This book presents the key findings resulting from discussions held at a series of best practice roundtables on competition and procurement.
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What types of policies nations should use to address the threat of global climate change? This document discusses the implications of different market-based policy alternatives and shows that not only competition enforcement and advocacy can make such policies more effective, but that the policies themselves also have effects on competition. An executive summary and an aide-memoire of that discussion as well as an analytical note by
Observership by non-OECD economies in the Committee is actively encouraged based on a strategy which outlines criteria for identifying potential observers and defines their role and participation in the work of the Committee.
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Tradeable emission permits are considered an efficient instrument for achieving a given emission target at lowest possible economic cost. Tradeable permit schemes, also called cap and trade schemes, have become major pollution control instruments. They have been implemented at a national level and, as in the European Union, at supra-national level. The main idea behind emission permits is to create a system of property rights for
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This report on Competition Law, Policy and Enforcement was prepared in the OECD Competition Committee as part of the process of Chile’s accession to OECD membership. The Committee was requested to examine the core competition features and to provide OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Chile to assume the obligations of OECD membership. In doing so, the Competition Committee assessed the degree of
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Esta revisión de la aplicación de la ley y la política de competencia enChile es parte de una serie de revisiones de las políticas nacionalesemprendidas por el Comité de Competencia de la OCDE. Se redactó comoparte del proceso de adhesión de Chile a la OCDE. Después de completar sus procedimientos internos, Chile se convirtió en miembro de la OCDE, el 7 de mayo de 2010.