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  • 17-October-2017

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    Inequality: A hidden cost of market power

    Some policies drive growth, others act to redistribute income or wealth. While competition has long been known to drive economic growth, it can also make an important contribution to reducing income and wealth inequality. See our paper on competition and inequality.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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