Best Practices / Guidelines


  • 21-July-2017

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    Best Practice Roundtables on Competition Policy

    Each year, the Competition Committee holds several Best Practice Roundtables. This list contains links to the proceedings from these roundtables from 1995 to the present date.

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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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  • 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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  • 21-June-2017

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    Rethinking the use of traditional antitrust enforcement tools in multi-sided markets

    Are the traditional antitrust enforcement tools of a competition agency sufficient in the context of a multi-sided market? In June 2017, the OECD Competition Committee held a discussion in presence of several experts to explore the topic.

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  • 21-June-2017

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    Market study methodologies for competition authorities

    Market studies are a valuable instrument used by many competition authorities to enhance their understanding of markets and potential competition issues. In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable to identify common techniques and good practices in selecting and applying market study methodologies. Access the documentation.

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  • 21-June-2017

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    Radical Innovation in the Electricity Sector

    19 June 2017: The OECD Competition Committee held a discussion on innovation in the electricity sector in order to investigate whether regulation is keeping pace with change, and, what the impact on the activities of competition agencies might be.

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  • 20-June-2017

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    Competition issues in aftermarkets

    In June 2017 the OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable on aftermarkets in order to compare national approaches to a number of questions that can arise under competition law when aftermarkets are involved. Access the documentation.

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  • 14-June-2017

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    Digital Economy, Innovation and Competition

    The increasing prominence of the digital economy has been requiring competition authorities to devote more and more of their time to intellectual property-intensive and high technology industries. Digital Economy has became one of the OECD Competition Committee's areas of study for the next years to come.

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  • 29-November-2016

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    Price discrimination and competition

    Price discrimination is common in many different types of markets and it usually reflects the competitive behaviour that competition policy seeks to promote. However, that is not always the case. In November 2016, the OECD held a roundtable to discuss how jurisdictions in which exploitative or distortionary price discrimination is an offence should respond to these developments.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Fidelity rebates and competition

    Firms can use fidelity rebates or loyalty discount schemes to offer better prices to buyers in exchange of their loyalty. Such schemes may sometimes prevent rivals from competing effectively. The OECD Competition Committee held a roundtable to discuss the topic in its June 2016 meeting. Access the documentation.

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