The OECD holds a roundtable on unilateral disclosure of information with anticompetitive effects

Executive summary, by the Secretariat From the Secretariat background paper and the discussion at the roundtable on unilateral disclosure of information with anticompetitive effects, the following points emerge: (1) Greater transparency in the market is generally efficiency enhancing and, as such, welcome by competition agencies. However, it can also produce anticompetitive effects by facilitating collusion or providing firms with focal points around which to align their behaviour. Market transparency is a necessary attribute for the model of perfect competition as it increases efficiency by reducing customers‘ search costs and allowing suppliers to benchmark their performance with that of their competitors. Markets operate more efficiently when participants convey information about

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on unilateral disclosure of information with anticompetitive effects, 1 February 2012, e-Competitions February 2012, Art. N° 85615

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