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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 will hold 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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  • 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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    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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  • 13-June-2017

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    New energy in the electricity sector

    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.

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  • 6-June-2017

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    Geographic market definition across national borders

    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.

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