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  • 2-September-2017

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    Algorithms and competition: Friends or foes?

    This article by OECD's Antonio Capobianco and Pedro Gonzaga focuses on whether algorithms can make tacit collusion easier, both in oligopolistic markets and in markets which do not manifest the structural features that are usually associated with the risk of collusion. It was published in the August 2017 edition of the CPI Chronicle.

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  • 16-August-2017

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    Competition in public markets

    The 2017 Global Forum on Competition held a special session on choice, competition and enforcement of competition law in public markets. This page contains information and documentation about the session.

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  • 16-August-2017

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    Judicial perspectives on competition law

    The 2017 Global Forum on Competition held a roundtable discussion to address various dimensions of the judicial adjudication of competition law, across different legal systems traditions. This page contains all documentation related to the discussion.

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  • 16-August-2017

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    Focus on small agencies and those in developing economies: Overcoming adversity and attaining success

    Every competition agency has to overcome obstacles to enforce its competition law. The 2017 Global Forum on Competition held a half-day discussion on the challenges faced by small agencies and those in developing economies. This page contains all information and documentation about this discussion.

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  • 14-August-2017

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    Are competition and democracy symbiotic?

    The 2017 Global Forum on Competition explored to what extent competition is a sufficient or a necessary condition for democracy to thrive, particularly when considering countries transitioning to democratic systems of government. See more about this discussion held at the 2017 Global Forum on Competition.

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  • 1-August-2017

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    Greece: Competition Assessment Project

    This long-term project between the Greek government and the OECD assesses regulations potentially restricting competition in designated sectors and proposes specific recommendations for change.

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  • 21-July-2017

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    Common ownership by institutional investors and its impact on competition

    The simultaneous ownership of shares in competing firms by institutional investors (“common ownership”) has been investigated in several academic studies for its potential impact on competitive conditions. In December 2017, the OECD held a discussion to explore whether there are verifiable theories of harm in connection with common ownership, and whether new approaches are needed to address them.

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  • 18-July-2017

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    Agency decision-making in merger cases: Prohibition and conditional clearances

    When analysing mergers, competition agencies often consider the trade-off between prohibiting the transaction and granting a conditional clearance.In November 2016, the OECD held a roundtable to explore different competition authorities’ approaches and methods.

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  • 30-June-2017

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

    This publication puts forward a research agenda that advocates 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.

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Algorithms and collusion

    The combination of data with technologically advanced tools such as pricing algorithms and machine learning is increasingly changing the competitive landscape in the digital markets. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable on the topic as a part of the wider work stream on competition in the digital economy, in order to discuss some of the challenges raised by algorithms. Access the documentation.

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