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Using market studies to tackle emerging competition issues

 

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2020 OECD GLOBAL FORUM ON COMPETITION WILL EXPLORE USING OF MARKET STUDIES TO TACKLE EMERGING COMPETITION ISSUES

The debate on how best to use and adjust the current competition policy framework and tools to deliver benefits to society in a changing world continues to evolve as competition authorities gain experience in both antitrust and merger cases in various industries. This experience has shown that challenges to effective competition do not come solely from anti-competitive behaviour and merger strategies.

For example, when markets are characterised by high or discriminatory prices or poor quality, the cause may not be anticompetitive conduct by incumbents, or agreements between firms, but instead market features such as concentration, high barriers to entry, behavioural bias leading to consumer lock-in, network effects, anticompetitive regulation, or distortions of competitive neutrality.

In December 2020, the Global Forum on Competition will discuss the key questions facing competition authorities when considering market studies and emerging competition issues:

  • What type of emerging competition issues are competition authorities currently facing?
  • What role can the market study tool play to address them?
  • What are the strategic considerations competition authorities take into account when deciding whether to use the market study tool

All related materials for the discussion will become available on this page. 

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Full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

Speakers

Andrea COSCELLI Bio   
Chief Executive, Competition and Markets Authority, United Kingdom


Luis A. GOMEZ
 Bio  
Partner, London office’s EU, Competition & Trade Department and Chair, EMEA Competition Group, Baker McKenzie’s LLP


Alejandra PALACIOS PRIETO
 Bio
Chairwoman, Board of Commissioners, COFECE, Mexico


Hardin RATSHISUSU 
Bio   
Deputy Commissioner, The Competition Commission (CCSA), South Africa


Ana Sofia RODRIGUES Bio 
Chief Economist, Portuguese Competition Authority


Sangeeta VERMA 
Bio 
Member, Competition Commission of India

GFC blog series

This blog series is based on the 2020 Global Forum on Competition agenda and highlights some of the key issues that each session will address.

How can competition law tackle misconduct in digital markets?

Can market studies be a more effective tool for tackling emerging competition issues?
Are digital markets bringing new challenges in abuse of dominance cases?

Economising economic analysis for mergers in smaller markets

How does the UK use market studies to tackle emerging competition issues?

How is Mexico using market studies to tackle emerging competition issues?

More coming!

Documents 

 Cover of the publication

 

OECD background note

 

Call for contributions

Summaries of contributions

Albania

Austria

Brazil

Colombia

Costa Rica (SUTEL)

Croatia 

Denmark

Finland 

India 

Indonesia 

Japan

Kenya

Korea

Latvia

Mexico (COFECE & IFT)

Peru 

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

Serbia 

Singapore

Slovenia 

Spain

Turkey

Ukraine

United States

BIAC

CARICOM

 

 

Videos

Andrea Gomes da Silva (UK CMA)

Hardin Ratshisusu (South Africa)

Luis Gomez (BIAC)

Alejandra Palacios Pietro presents COFECE's market investigation tool

Related links

Competition policy responses to COVID-19, 2020

Market concentration, OECD Issues paper, OECD Policy Hearing, 2018

Market study guide for competition authorities, OECD Report 2018

The role of market studies as a tool to promote competition, OECD Global Forum on Competition 2016

Market studies methodologies for competition authorities, OECD Policy Roundtables 2017

Competition and Market Studies in Latin America: The case of Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru, 2015

Market studies, OECD Policy Roundtables 2008

More OECD Work on market studies

OECD Competition Youtube channel

Global Forum website

Full list of Competition Policy Roundtables

 

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