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This note identifies some of the criteria that competition authorities may consider when assessing co-operation between competitors in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and presents solutions to some of the challenges raised by their analysis. Some potential issues are highlighted to prompt further discussion.
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This note analyses the role of competition agencies facing high prices caused by the Covid-19 crisis. It discusses the circumstances under which competition enforcement may be justified, how to overcome the difficulties that competition authorities pursuing such a course are likely to face, and available regulatory alternatives to address high prices during a pandemic.
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One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 crisis is the risk that many firms will find themselves in financial distress and forced to exit the market or merge. This note focuses on competition issues relating to merger control.
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This paper surveys technological disruption in banking, examining its impact on competition and its potential to increase efficiency and customer welfare. It analyses the possible strategies of the players involved and the role of regulation. More materials on the topic at oe.cd/ddfm.
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This paper discusses the role of merger control in dynamic markets and identifies the main practical proposals that have been made to adapt the different stages of the review process to take into account market dynamics over time. More about this topic at oe.cd/mcdm.
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This paper sets out the economic drivers and effects of employer monopsony power in labour markets. It analyses when the creation or exercise of monopsony power by employers may infringe competition law and identifies the cases where competition enforcement can effectively address monopsony power in such markets. More about the topic at oe.cd/cclm.
Peer review is a core element of OECD work. This OECD report served as basis for the peer review of Mexico carried out by the OECD Competition Committee in December 2019. It describes and assesses the development of Mexico’s competition regime and the evolution of competition policy over the last few years, in particular since the 2013 reform.
This page contains information on the work of the OECD and Mexico in the area of competition law and policy.