Market concentration measures the extent to which market shares are concentrated between a small number of firms and it is usually taken as a proxy for the intensity of competition. In June 2018, the OECD held a discussion to explore whether fewer competitors necessarily means less competition.
Mergers can have effects on numerous dimensions of competition other than price, including quality, variety, and innovation. However, the analysis of these effects can pose several practical challenges for competition authorities. These challenges were discussed at the OECD during a roundtable on non-price effects of mergers in June 2018.
The growth of e-commerce has the potential to increase competition within retail markets, to greatly enhance consumer choice, and to prompt and facilitate innovation in product distribution. The OECD held a roundtable in June 2018 to explore the growing phenomenon of e-commerce in terms of its implications for competition law and policy.
Disruptive innovations in taxi, ride-sourcing and ride-sharing services radically changed the regulatory and competitive landscape, raising new questions for regulators and competition law enforcers. To discuss these challenges, the OECD held a roundtable on taxis and ride-sharing services in June 2018.
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises recommend that enterprises conduct due diligence in order to identify, prevent or mitigate and account for how actual and potential adverse impacts are addressed. This Due Diligence Guidance provides practical support to enterprises by providing plain language explanations of due diligence recommendations and associated provisions.
Paris, 25 May 2018 - Following a keynote speech from Emmanuelle Auriol, Professor at Toulouse School of Economics and Chair of Women in Economics of the European Economic Association, discussions at this event will explore some of the issues emerging from the gender biases evident in the field of economics.