OECD Economics Department Working Papers

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1815-1973 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18151973
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New Indicators of Competition Law and Policy in 2013 for OECD and non-OECD Countries You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Enrico Alemani1, Caroline Klein1, Isabell Koske1, Cristiana Vitale1, Isabelle Wanner1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
12 Dec 2013
Bibliographic information
No.:
1104
Pages
44
DOI
10.1787/5k3ttg4r657h-en

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This paper presents the new OECD competition law and policies (CLP) indicators which measure the strength and scope of competition regimes in 49 jurisdictions (OECD and non-OECD). The indicators cover areas for which there is a broad consensus among member countries on what constitutes ‘good’ practice for competition regimes. The results suggest that competition regimes are broadly similar across countries in these areas because most countries have adopted all or a large number of the ‘good’ policy settings captured by the indicators. On average, the design of competition laws and policies appears to be closer to best practice in OECD countries than in non-OECD countries. Jurisdictions differ relatively more on the enforcement of competition law than on the competition law itself.
Keywords:
indicators, competition law and policy
JEL Classification:
  • K21: Law and Economics / Regulation and Business Law / Antitrust Law
  • L4: Industrial Organization / Antitrust Issues and Policies