Publications & Documents


  • 11-January-2008

    English, , 5,446kb

    Vertical Mergers

    This roundtable addressed the economics, practice, and policy of vertical merger enforcement. It explored the state of research on vertical mergers and the practical strategies, difficulties, and successes of vertical merger enforcement by competition agencies.

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  • 7-December-2007

    English, , 2,648kb

    Competition and Regulation in Retail Banking

    Competition can improve the functioning of the retail banking sector without harming prudential regulation. Customer mobility and choice are essential to stimulate banking competition; credit ratings and easy, low-cost transaction costs for switching are crucial for promoting customer mobility.

  • 21-November-2007

    English, , 3,242kb

    Competitive Restrictions in Legal Professions

    Regulation of the legal professions, including self-regulation, typically involves many restrictions on entry and professional conduct. Certain restrictions may be a remedy to market failures and may also be based on distributional or paternalistic motives. But other restrictions can be based on rent-seeking and achieve cartel-like effects. The major policy challenge is to identify and remove the restrictions which are unnecessary or

  • 28-septembre-2007

    Français

    Comment améliorer la performance de l’Autriche en matière d’innovation

    Nous abordons dans le présent document les performances et les politiques de l’Autriche en matière d’innovation, ainsi que ses conditions-cadres pour l’innovation et la croissance.

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  • 21-août-2007

    Français, , 176kb

    Synthèses : Les poursuites contre les ententes sans preuve directe d’un accord

    Les ententes sont des accords entre concurrents ayant pour objet la fixation des prix, le partage des marchés ou des soumissions concertées. Elles constituent la forme la plus nuisible de violation du droit de la concurrence et doivent être sévèrement sanctionnées. Les affaires d’entente sont un cas à part, car le plus important est tout simplement de prouver qu’il y a effectivement eu accord. Or, il peut se révéler difficile d’en

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  • 30-July-2007

    English

    Aircraft Sector Understanding on Export Credits for Civil Aircraft - Remarks made by Angel Gurría during the Signing Ceremony in Brazil

    The OECD Secretary-General hailed the accord as a breakthrough in international trade diplomacy in a highly competitive sector. He predicted that "the agreement will focus competition for sales of civil aircraft on price and quality instead of on levels of government support”. Brazil is the first non-OECD country to join OECD countries in a trade pact relating to export credits.

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  • 30-July-2007

    Portuguese

    Entendimento no Sector da Aviação sobre Créditos à Exportação para Aeronaves Civís - Observações de Angel Gurría feitas durante a Cerimónia de Assinatura no Brasil

    O Secretário Geral da OCDE acolheu este acordo como uma etapa decisiva na diplomacia do comércio internacional num sector altamente competidor. O Secretário Geral previu que "o acordo focalizará a concorrência da venda dos aviões civis sobre o preço e a qualidade em vez dos níveis de sustentação do governo. O Brasil é o primeiro país não membro a juntar-se aos países da OCDE para um pacto de comércio sobre Créditos à Exportação.

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  • 9-juillet-2007

    Français, , 178kb

    Synthèses : Politique de la concurrence et concessions

    Les pouvoirs publics ont longtemps fourni à leurs administrés des biens ou des services qui pouvaient, sous une certaine forme, l’être par le secteur privé. Ces dernières décennies, la tendance a cependant consisté à transférer ces fonctions et les actifs publics correspondants entre des mains privées. La méthode la plus courante et généralement privilégiée à cet effet est la privatisation ou la vente ou le transfert direct de la

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  • 9-August-2006

    English

    Raising Economic Performance by Fostering Product Market Competition in Germany (Economics Department Working Paper 507)

    This working paper sugggest that much scope remains to make regulation of product markets more conducive to competition - notwithstanding progress in recent years - with substantial benefits for consumer welfare, productivity and employment.

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  • 15-June-2006

    English

    Boosting Competition in Ireland (Economics Department Working Paper 491)

    This working paper discusses ways to strengthen competition in order to boost productivity growth and help restrain inflation in Ireland.

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