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The OECD holds a roundtable on the role of efficiency claims in antitrust proceedings

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Several key points emerge from the discussion at the roundtable, the background paper and the delegates‘ and experts‘ written submissions: (1) Welfare economics points to various sources of efficiency gains. The conflict between allocative vs. productive efficiency and static vs. dynamic efficiency is addressed by the Williamson trade- off, which in an economic downturn faces several constraints. The sources of efficiency examined in economic welfare analysis are static (allocative, productive) or dynamic. The underlying rationale for mergers can be the possibility of achieving efficiency gains. Thus, most merger assessments will discuss productive and/or dynamic efficiency. Practices examined as abuse of a dominant position, while potentially

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on the role of efficiency claims in antitrust proceedings, 1 October 2012, e-Competitions October 2012, Art. N° 85605

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