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  This week the UK’s Overseas Development Institute released a report, entitled “Assessing the Economic Impact of Competition” (also discussed on the July 22 blog entry). The report discusses the findings of an ODI research project, which examined (1) how the policy framework of a country affects the degree of competition in any given product […]

  As a follow on to the June 30th blog post, here are several more links to agency annual reports for 2009/10. France Italy UK Competition Commission UK OFT Poland Luxembourg Conseil de la concurrence Luxembourg l’Inspection de la concurrence Switzerland Slovak Republic Lithuania Turkey

  The Competition Authority in Ireland recently evaluated its Cartel Immunity Programme and international developments in the area of leniency and now proposes to make certain changes. In its own words: “These changes attempt to make the Cartel Immunity Programme more self-contained, transparent and attractive to potential applicants, therefore making it a more effective tool […]

2010 ICN Cartel Workshop

July 26th, 2010

The 2010 ICN Cartel Workshop website is live, here.

“When markets don’t work – is policy or the private sector to blame?” Tuesday 27 July 2010 at 13:00-14:30 (GMT+01 (BST)) Speakers: Karen Ellis – Head of Business and Development Programme, ODI Rohit Singh – Research Officer, Business and Development Programme, ODI Discussants:– Chief Economist, DFID Alan Winters Chilufya Sampa – Director for Mergers and […]

KPPU’s 10th anniversary

July 21st, 2010

  Last month, Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) celebrated its 10th anniversary. Click here for an overview of the KPPU and here for more details on a decade of competition policy at the KPPU.

  Today’s links sample some of the cooperation agreements among competition agencies. Chile Russia US DOJ US FTC EU Nordic Cooperation Japan Canada Brazil Australia

New competition blog

July 19th, 2010

  If this blog isn’t enough for you, there’s a new kid on the block – a blog by Kluwer Competition Law. See here.

  The Danish Competition Authority recently released a report that identifies and quantifies the competition culture in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The results are based on empirical data from a qualitative survey among more that two thousands firms and several thousands consumers. The report concludes that Danish firms have a potential to increase […]

  On June 16th and 17th, 2010 the Fair Trading Commission of Barbados conducted a training workshop on Detecting, Mitigating and Fighting Bid Rigging in Public Procurement. The workshop brought together senior public sector officials from government departments and agencies. The aim of the workshop was to sensitize all agencies involved on how to detect […]