OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy

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This journal draws on the best of the recent work done for and by the OECD Committee on Competition Law and Policy. Its articles provide insight into the thinking a competition law enforcers, and focus on the practical application of competition law and policy. Here’s what Robert Pitofsky, Chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission said about this new journal when it was launched: “Global competition is the wave of the future, and comparative analysis of the laws and practices of various members of the worldwide community of nations is a necessary corollary. This new OECD Journal of Competition Law and Policy, compiled from OECD Round Table discussions, summaries of recent developments, and articles on topics of special interest, will introduce regulators, practitioners, and scholars to different regulatory approaches around the world and will allow us to consider in a more informed way the strengths and weaknesses of our own systems.”

Now published as part of the OECD Journal package.

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Competition Advocacy

Challenges for Developing Countries

Competition advocacy is especially critical for developing countries as their economic policies are undergoing fundamental market driven changes. Prerequisites for effective competition advocacy by a competition agency include a significant degree of independence from political influence, sufficient resource to support both its enforcement and advocacy functions, and credibility as an effective and impartial advocate for competition. Opportunities for competition advocacy are numerous: privatization; legislation, government policy and regulatory reform. The Second Latin American Competition Forum, jointly sponsored by the OECD and the Interamerican Development Bank (Washington 14-15 June 2004) discussed the...


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