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.
The digital revolution affecting economies and societies cuts across multiple areas of government policy. In this Competition Lore podcast, Caron Beaton-Wells engages the OECD's Antonio Gomes in a wide ranging conversation about the challenges and opportunities competition authorities are facing as they grapple with the digital transformation of markets.
Competition policy usually thinks in terms of consumers and firms, government and regulators. But what does the use of a gender lens bring to competition policy? And does the competition perspective reveal additional costs of gender inequality? OECD's Chris Pike reflects on the potential for introducing greater gender awareness into competition policy.
Many laws and regulations set the rules for how businesses enter, operate and exit a market and competition assessments help to ensure that these regulations are not overly or inadvertently restrictive for businesses and consumers. Federica Maiorano looks at the tangible contributions competition assessment is making to reforms underway in Greece.