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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A sound corporate governance infrastructure should combine transparency, accountability and integrity. This requires knowledge of beneficial ownership and ownership and control structures in listed companies. This report reviews company practices regarding disclosure of beneficial ownership and control in Asia.
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.
Global Network of Law Enforcement Practitioners against Transnational Bribery, 13-14 June 2017, OECD Conference Centre
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 Costa Rica a accompli une avancée importante sur la voie de l’adhésion à l’OCDE en menant à son terme le processus d’adhésion à la Convention anti-corruption de l’OCDE. Il deviendra le 23 juillet 2017, soit 60 jours après le dépôt de son instrument d’adhésion, le 43e signataire de la Convention anti-corruption de l’OCDE.
This working paper assesses the impact of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries. It also examines how countries’ investment environments interact with climate mitigation policies to influence investment and patent activity in renewable power.
The 2017 edition addresses some forces influencing economic developments that have contributed to recent surprises in elections and referendums. It focuses on ways to enhance “fairness”, in the sense of strengthening global governance to ensure a level playing field in trade, investment and corporate behaviour, through the setting and better enforcement of global standards.