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.
As central banks move towards integrating central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in national financial systems, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry focuses on the network effects that may encourage their adoption and use in part two of his two-part series.
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the debate around how much personal data we want or need to share to contribute to the continued health of our communities. Heather Dahl describes how privacy-preserving digital security technologies can help us to respect public health and safety measures while protecting our privacy.
Everledger CEO Leanne Kemp discusses the advantages and potential dangers of blockchain and gives her perspective on how the OECD can help ensure the benefits this technology can bring to reach as many people in the world as possible.
The acquisition of start-ups by dominant incumbents looking to pre-empt the emergence of rival products - known as “killer acquisitions” – has caused concern and much discussion amongst competition enforcers around the world. OECD’s Chris Pike sets the scene for the at the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
Competition in digital markets has become a hot topic well beyond the competition policy community. Concerns are growing about the conduct of large digital firms, and their impact on markets. OECD’s James Mancini looks at what competition authorities should do about these concerns.
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are already set to become part of national financial systems. In part one of a two-part series, Bitt.com’s Simon Chantry describes how the design and configuration of these networks is trending and how this is likely to affect us in the future interconnected world.
China is already using blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) to empower various industries and to pioneer the development of a national digital currency. Ran Zhao looks at the blockchain ecosystem in China today and the role policy makers can play to further enable its development.
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
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