Competition in the digital economy is increasingly a competition between ecosystems. Hardware and software are integrated, Internet of Things devices connect to online services and a few large tech companies offer a very broad range of services often highly integrated with one another. OECD’s Harry Hong sets the scene for the discussions at the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has once again focused attention on the fickleness of capital flows and the need to have an adequate policy toolkit to manage the risks that stem from these flows, while maximising their benefits.
Jill Walker shares her views on economic analysis in merger investigations, emphasising the broad role economists can play.
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, in advance of the 2021 OECD Competition Open Day.
Market study and market investigation tools provide flexible ways to investigate markets in the round, complementing existing competition and consumer enforcement tools. Alejandra Palacios Pietro outlines how these tools are used in Mexico.
Market study and market investigation tools provide flexible ways to investigate markets in the round, complementing existing competition and consumer enforcement tools. Andrea Coscelli outlines how these tools are used in the United Kingdom.
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.
Herbert Fung shares his experience on how smaller competition agencies can make best use of their economics expertise. He will be an expert panellist at a roundtable on this subject at the 2020 OECD Global Forum on Competition .
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.
Professor Pablo Ibáñez Colomo of the London School of Economics shares his views on what competition authorities should consider before taking on abuse of dominance cases in digital markets. He will be an expert panellist at a roundtable on this subject at the 2020 OECD Global Forum on Competition .