Sara Court, Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), writes about efforts to protect consumers’ interests in digital markets without stifling innovation in advance of the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day.
By Pedro Gonzaga, OECD Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. The topic will be discussed at a panel during the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day.* Modern competition dynamics are challenging the work of competition authorities all around the world. Merger enforcement, in particular, increasingly requires case handlers to predict the effects of complex … Continue reading Merger Enforcement in Dynamic and Innovative Markets
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
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
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.
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.