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This notes examines the conditions when direct awards may be necessary for emergency reasons and provides guidance for procurement and competition authorities for when departing from competitive tenders may be justified.
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This note looks at the operational challenges and enforcement risks for competition authorities arising from the crisis and the confinement measures and provides some guidance to authorities.
This newsletter contains information about work on competition law and policy in the Asia-Pacific region that is taking place within the framework of the OECD-Korea Policy Centre Competition Programme.
Riga, date to be confirmed: An OECD Workshop for Competition Officials in co-operation with the Latvian Competition Council (CCL), on "Hub and Spoke Cartels". Read more about this workshop.
26 February 2020 - Discussions at the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day addressed competition topics related to fintech, dynamic issues in merger control and labour markets.
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This paper surveys technological disruption in banking, examining its impact on competition and its potential to increase efficiency and customer welfare. It analyses the possible strategies of the players involved and the role of regulation. More materials on the topic at oe.cd/ddfm.
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This paper discusses the role of merger control in dynamic markets and identifies the main practical proposals that have been made to adapt the different stages of the review process to take into account market dynamics over time. More about this topic at oe.cd/mcdm.
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This paper sets out the economic drivers and effects of employer monopsony power in labour markets. It analyses when the creation or exercise of monopsony power by employers may infringe competition law and identifies the cases where competition enforcement can effectively address monopsony power in such markets. More about the topic at oe.cd/cclm.
Peer review is a core element of OECD work. This OECD report served as basis for the peer review of Mexico carried out by the OECD Competition Committee in December 2019. It describes and assesses the development of Mexico’s competition regime and the evolution of competition policy over the last few years, in particular since the 2013 reform.