Competition authorities, consumer protection authorities and sectoral regulators are increasingly grappling with competition problems stemming from demand-side, rather than supply-side, features of markets. These problems will be discussed at the OECD during a roundtable on consumer-facing remedies in June 2018.
The Portuguese government and the OECD have worked together to assess the costs and benefits of regulations restricting competition in the transports and liberal professions sectors and to propose specific recommendations for change. Read more about the project and access the report.
Blockchain is a general-purpose distributed ledger technology that threatens to disrupt markets and institutions across the world. To study its implications on competition policy, the OECD held a hearing in June 2018. This page contains all related materials.
Market concentration measures the extent to which market shares are concentrated between a small number of firms and it is usually taken as a proxy for the intensity of competition. In June 2018, the OECD held a discussion to explore whether fewer competitors necessarily means less competition.
Mergers can have effects on numerous dimensions of competition other than price, including quality, variety, and innovation. However, the analysis of these effects can pose several practical challenges for competition authorities. These challenges were discussed at the OECD during a roundtable on non-price effects of mergers in June 2018.
The growth of e-commerce has the potential to increase competition within retail markets, to greatly enhance consumer choice, and to prompt and facilitate innovation in product distribution. The OECD held a roundtable in June 2018 to explore the growing phenomenon of e-commerce in terms of its implications for competition law and policy.
Disruptive innovations in taxi, ride-sourcing and ride-sharing services radically changed the regulatory and competitive landscape, raising new questions for regulators and competition law enforcers. To discuss these challenges, the OECD held a roundtable on taxis and ride-sharing services in June 2018.
L'examen par les pairs est un élément essentiel du travail de l'OCDE. Le droit et la politique de la concurrence du Viet Nam ont été examinés par des pairs lors du Forum mondial sur la concurrence de l'OCDE le 8 décembre 2017. Lire le rapport.
This 2018 OECD Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the competition laws and practices of 22 selected jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region.