‘How tech rolls’: Potential competition and ‘reverse’ killer acquisitions

n advance of the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day, Cristina Caffarra argues that concerns about the impact on potential future competition of mergers between acquisitive platforms and small players are broader than ‘killer acquisitions’; they include ‘reverse killer acquisitions’ as well. This is an edited version of an article she wrote together with Greg Crawford and Tommaso Valletti first posted in VoxEU on 11 May 2020.

Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

Blog by Cecilia Emilsson, OECD Digital Government and Data Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD Open Data has a big impact on our lives. Imagine your daily routine without being able to use apps like CityMapper for the smartest commuting route, or make informed food purchases with platforms like Open Food Facts. The release of air … Continue reading Harnessing Collective Intelligence with Open Data

Merger Enforcement in Dynamic and Innovative Markets

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