The OECD holds a roundtable on role and measurement of quality in competition analysis

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * (1) The level of quality that a product offers to consumers is a fundamental aspect of competition in many markets. Quality represents perhaps the key non-price consideration that determines whether consumers will purchase a product. Moreover, quality considerations frequently drive innovation within a market, thereby improving dynamic efficiency. Yet there are difficulties in terms of measuring quality attributes accurately, as well as in determining the impact of quality factors within the broader competition context. Thus, while most competition authorities would acknowledge the potentially key role of quality within competition enforcement, few agencies have as yet succeeded in incorporating systematically the assessment of quality within

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on role and measurement of quality in competition analysis, 1 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 85596

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