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.
With new business models emerging, competition in the electricity sector is beginning to stir. This article by the OECD's Chris Pike looks at how the rise of the digital economy has led numerous markets to experience radical innovation in business models.
Market studies provide competition authorities with an in-depth understanding of how markets work. Since various practices of market studies across jurisdictions exist, the topic has became one of the OECD Competition Committee's areas of study for the next years to come.
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.
Governments can affect the way markets function, sometimes to the detriment of free competition. Ensuring a level playing field is therefore essential to allow competition to work properly. This page gathers the work of the OECD Competition Committee throughout the years on the challenges arising from state interventions in the market and what competition authorities can do to address the distortions that they can create.
Le fait que la mondialisation n’ait pas réussi à instaurer des règles du jeu équitables en matière de commerce, d’investissement et de conduite des entreprises est l’un des facteurs qui contribue dans de nombreux pays à un rejet de l’ouverture et à un effritement de la confiance dans les institutions publiques.
Globalisation, the increasing significance of emerging economies, the borderless nature of the growing digital economy, and the proliferation of competition regimes have caused a significant increase in the complexity of cross-border competition law enforcement co-operation. The OECD and its Competition Committee take a leading role in shaping the framework for international co-operation among competition enforcement agencies.
Some regulated firms risk operating simultaneously in a non-competitive activity and a potentially competitive complementary activity. This Recommendation calls for carefully balancing the benefits and costs of structural measures against the benefits and costs of behavioural measures.
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Ce rapport analyse les expériences des pays de l'OCDE dans la mise en œuvre de la recommandation sur la séparation structurelle dans les secteurs réglementés et conclut que cela reste un remède pertinent pour faire avancer le processus de libéralisation du marché et que les domaines d'application peuvent inclure des industries verticalement intégrées où seules certaines activités sont soumises à des contraintes concurrentielles.
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This 2016 report analyses experiences of OECD countries in implementing the OECD recommendation on structural separation in regulated industries and concludes that structural separation remains a relevant remedy to advance the process of market liberalisation and that the areas of application can include vertically integrated industries where only some activities are subject to competitive constraints.