Reports


  • 9-January-2018

    English

    OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Mexico

    Many of Mexico’s product markets remain among the most heavily regulated in the OECD. These structural flaws adversely affect the ability of firms to effectively compete in the markets and hamper innovation, efficiency and productivity. Against this backdrop, this report analyses Mexican legislation in the medicine (production, wholesale, retail) and meat sector (animal feed, growing of animals, slaughterhouses, wholesale and retail) along the vertical supply chain. Using the OECD Competition Assessment Toolkit to structure the analysis, the report reviews 228 pieces of legislation and identifies 107 legal provisions which could be removed or amended to lift regulatory barriers to competition. The analysis of the legislation and of the Mexican sectors has been complemented by research into international experience and consultation with stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The OECD has developed recommendations to remove or modify the provisions in order to be less restrictive for suppliers and consumers, while still achieving Mexican policy makers’ initial objectives. This report identifies the potential benefits of the recommendations and, where possible, provides quantitative estimates.
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  • 9-January-2018

    Spanish

    México: Proyecto de Evaluación de Competencia

    El gobierno mexicano y la OCDE han colaborado para evaluar los costos y beneficios de las regulaciones que restringen la competencia en los sectores de medicamentos y carne y para proponer recomendaciones específicas de modificación. Lea más sobre el proyecto.

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  • 9-January-2018

    English

    Mexico: Competition Assessment Project

    The Mexican government and the OECD have worked together to assess the costs and benefits of regulations restricting competition in the medicines and meat sectors and to propose specific recommendations for change. Read more about the project.

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  • 19-December-2017

    English

    OECD Competition meetings: Calendar of events

    View the list of competition meetings organised by the OECD Competition Committee, its working parties, international forums and regional centres for competition.

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  • 13-October-2017

    English

    Market Power and Wealth Distribution

    Lack of competition can drive up prices of goods and services, with substantive negative effects for the poor, whose consumption basket is dominated by first necessity goods and services. Using new data, this study calibrates the overall impact of market power, showing a substantial impact on wealth inequality in the eight countries examined.

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  • 13-October-2017

    English

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

    This publication puts forward a research agenda advocating 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.

  • 13-September-2017

    English

    Algorithms and collusion: Competition policy in the digital age

    The combination of big data with technologically advanced tools is changing the competitive landscape in many markets and sectors. While this is producing benefits and efficiencies, it is also raising concerns of possible anti-competitive behaviour. This paper looks at whether algorithms can make tacit collusion easier and discusses some of the challenges they present for both competition law enforcement and market regulation.

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  • 1-August-2017

    English

    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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  • 30-June-2017

    English

    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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  • 6-June-2017

    English

    Geographic market definition across national borders

    Defining the geographic scope of a market can be a challenging process for competition agencies. In November 2016, the OECD held a roundtable to identify challenges faced by agencies when delineating markets that may have national or broader borders, and discussed how those challenges are being overcome.

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