The OECD holds a roundtable on quantification of harm to competition by national courts and competition agencies

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, delegates’ written submissions, and the Secretariat’s background paper, several key points emerge: (1) Quantifying harm to society and/or consumers resulting from anti-competitive conduct and quantifying harm to individual firms from such conduct are two very different things. There was a strong consensus among delegates that if harm from anti-competitive conduct is to be quantified at all by competition authorities, their main priority should be measuring the harm to society in general, not the harm suffered by individual customers or consumers. Most delegates viewed the latter as a job for courts, not competition authorities. But some measure of the harmful effects of anticompetitive conduct on

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on quantification of harm to competition by national courts and competition agencies, 1 February 2011, e-Competitions February 2011, Art. N° 85618

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