News of investment by a foreign multinational is usually celebrated but corporate divestments – just as break-ups – are less frequently advertised.
Leanne Kemp, Founder and CEO, Everledger; Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Australia talks about how the OECD can contribute to the development of blockchain on the occasion of joining the OECD Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board
By Janos Barberis, Founder and CEO of SuperCharger. The topic will be discussed at the panel FinTech, BigTech and Competition during the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day. On 18 June 2019, Facebook announced the launch of Libra, a decentralised digital currency, or stablecoin. Borderless, it has the ambition to be used by 2 billion people. … Continue reading BigTech vs BigBang: Competition in Financial Services
As the presence of BigTech and FinTech firms keeps growing in financial markets, OECD's Ania Thiemann looks at what this means for competition law and policy
Blog by Jeroen Michels, Samuel Brown and Balázs Gyimesi, Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD Corruption can derail us from going places – both in transport infrastructure and socio-economic development. Infrastructure is key to facilitating trade, but also to better health care and education, water supply systems, and waste treatment facilities. The … Continue reading The integrity road: fighting corruption in infrastructure in Asia-Pacific
Blog by Julio Bacio Terracino, Acting Head of the Public Sector Integrity Division, Directorate for Public Governance, OECD Today is anti-corruption day and as every year we hear a fair share of bad news. Corruption is everywhere and much more action is needed. That we know. But for a change, today let’s celebrate. Let’s cheer … Continue reading Celebrating the unsung heroes of integrity and anti-corruption: government officials
By James Mancini, OECD Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Entreprise Affairs. The topic, Competition in the digital age, will be discussed at a keynote panel during the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day. Competition policy has received an increasing amount of media attention recently, as a debate rages about the size, conduct and influence of … Continue reading Charting the way forward for digital competition policy
Blog by Benjamin Welby, Policy Analyst, Digital Government Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD. When we developed the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies in 2014 it emphasised the role of data. Since then we’ve worked with numerous countries to put that Recommendation into practice and explore the use of data, both as Open Government Data … Continue reading How can we achieve data-driven government?
Competition law enforcement can tackle some of the issues arising in connection with the concentration of employers’ market power. OECD’s Cristina Volpin shares some insights on these issues, which will be addressed also in an upcoming panel of the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day.
Trade union membership and overall coverage of collective agreements have declined in OECD countries. The proportion of employees who are covered by collective agreements has steadily fallen over the last three decades, from 45% on average in 1985 to 32% in 2017.