The OECD holds a roundtable on links and drivers between competition and employment

Executive summary, by the Secretariat The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, opened the 14th Global Forum on Competition. Mr. Gurría emphasised the importance for policy makers of considering competition issues, including the impact of competition on employment, in light of the uncertain global economic environment. Mr. Gurría noticed the pressure faced by competition authorities to consider employment in their work, and stressed that available evidence suggests that more competition tends to lead to greater employment as well as greater productivity, lower prices and higher real wages. Further, he noted how competition may lead to job losses in network industries, but downstream job growth has been shown to more than compensate for these losses. The importance of complementing

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on links and drivers between competition and employment, 29 October 2015, e-Competitions October 2015, Art. N° 85533

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