The OECD holds a roundtable on oligopoly markets

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * Considering the discussion at the session, the delegations’ written submissions, the expert panellists’ presentations, as well as the Secretariat’s issues paper, several points emerge: 1. Explicit collusive agreements are considered unlawful under competition law. Tacit collusion, typically not directly addressed by enforcement tools, may be equally harmful. The distinction between explicit and tacit collusion under the law, and whether competition enforcement should target tacit collusion, are subject to debate. Oligopolies are pervasive across many sectors of the economy. In such markets there are relatively small numbers of firms who are interdependent and can each, to some degree, influence the market price. In recognition of these perceived

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on oligopoly markets, 16 June 2015, e-Competitions June 2015, Art. N° 85573

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