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23-April-2010

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Airlines, presentation by Agustin Ros

Presentation on Competition in the domestic airline sector in Mexico by Agustin J. Ros.

19-April-2010

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Compilation -- Competition, Patents and Innovation II

The Competition Committee continued a discussion on innovation that began in 2006. The delegates briefly resumed their deliberation of the ways in which competition and patents can influence innovative activity. Then they explored the uncertainty created by pending patents and how it can be used for strategic purposes, some of which may be harmful to competition and innovation. These latter include tactics such as ambushing standard

6-April-2010

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Recommendations and Best Practices on Competition Law and Policy

The OECD Council has adopted a number of non-binding Recommendations on competition law and policy. In addition, the Competition Committee has adopted Best Practices. These Recommendations and Best Practices are often catalysts for major change by governments.

1-April-2010

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Airline report

This paper evaluates competition conditions in the domestic airline industry in Mexico, identifies impediments to competition that can be addressed by policymakers and presents recommendations. We find that the liberalization policies adopted in the mid 2000s has greatly benefited consumers. We do find, however, that policymakers can do more to improve competition in the sector. We find that saturation conditions at the Mexico City

18-February-2010

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9th OECD Global Forum on Competition, 18-19 February 2010

Taking place in Paris on 18-19 February 2010, the 9th OECD Global Forum on Competition will focus on state aids and subsidies and collusion and corruption in public procurement. Participants will also discuss a peer review of Brazil's competition law and policy.

18-February-2010

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The road to recovery: Under construction – competition policy at work

Opening the 9th Global Forum on Competition, Mr. Gurría talks about the concerted global effort needed to promote competitive markets which will support the recovery from the crisis.

12-February-2010

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Competition Assessment, by Sean Ennis

Presentation on Competition Assessment, by Sean Ennis.

20-January-2010

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Compilation on Informal Economies -- No. 100

Different definitions have been employed in order to capture different aspects of the informal economy. It often comprises a substantial share of GDP in many developing countries. Many researchers are concerned that informal firms negatively impact an economy because they are typically less productive than formal firms. Informal firms which fail to comply with various economic regulations or which fail to meet their tax obligations

20-January-2010

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Compilation on Monopsony and Buyer Power -- No. 98

Buyer power is concerned with how downstream firms can affect the terms of trade with upstream suppliers. There are two types of buyer power: monopsony power and bargaining power. The welfare implications, and therefore the appropriate enforcement policies, of the two types of buyer power are very different. Both result in lower input prices, but the exercise of monopsony power usually results in higher prices downstream.

20-January-2010

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Compilation on Two-Sided Markets -- No. 97

Firms operating in two-sided markets have to balance the interlinked demands of two types of customers. This may require a skewed price structure, which raises the issue of whether two-sided markets are socially efficient. In general, the profit maximizing structure is not socially optimal. But it does not exhibit any obvious bias, either. The Delegates discussed the ways in which enforcement issues differ in two-sided markets as

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