Competition

Market study methodologies for competition authorities

 

© ThinkstockphotosMany competition authorities have indicated that market studies are an essential tool for accomplishing a variety of objectives, including preparing for enforcement action in a market, identifying competition problems due to regulation, or addressing consumer complaints in a transparent and thorough manner.

There is no single set of methodologies applied in every market study, as these will vary according to the study’s objective and the sector(s) being studied. Further, there are differences among jurisdictions in terms of the approaches, information gathering powers and intended outcome for market studies. However, there are opportunities for authorities to share their experiences and contribute to the body of knowledge on this subject.

In June 2017 the OECD held a roundtable to identify common techniques and good practices in selecting and applying market study methodologies, including information gathering methods, econometric modelling, financial analysis and qualitative assessments. The discussion built on a  previous roundtable on the subject held in November 2008 and the OECD Secretariat’s 2015 survey on market studies. All related presentations and papers can be found on this page. 

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OECD BACKGROUND NOTE •
DOCUMENT DE RÉFÉRENCE

 

JUNE 2017 SESSION DOCUMENTATION
 

Speakers and papers

Paolo PALMIGIANO Bio
Chairman, Association of European 
In-House Competition Lawyers

 

Helen JENKINS Bio
Managing Partner, OXERA

Contributions from participants

Summary of contributions

Argentina

Australia

Canada

Chile

Denmark

EU

Finland 

Germany 

Hungary 

Indonesia

Israel  

Italy

Japan

Korea

Latvia

Lithuania

 

 

Mexico

Netherlands

Norway

Peru

Romania 

Russia

Singapore

South Africa

Spain

Chinese Taipei

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

BIAC

PRESENTATIONS

 

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

Workshop on market studies selection and prioritisation of sectors and industries 

More OECD Work on market studies

Global Forum on Competition, The role of market studies as a tool to promote competition (2016) 

Market Examinations in Mexico: A manual by the OECD Secretariat (2016)

Competition and Market Studies in Latin America: The case of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru (2015)

 

Results of an OECD survey on market studies (2015) • version française

Market studies roundtable (2008) 

ICN Market studies good practice handbook (2016)

ICN market Studies information store

 

» Access the full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

» Link to the  OECD Competition Home Page 

 

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