Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Inter-American Development Bank/OECD Workshop: Increasing Competition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
With over 100 plus antitrust regimes around the world and most fewer than 15 years old, issues of institutional capacity are at the forefront of effective antitrust enforcement. Scholarship to date has only begun to scratch the surface as to determining the most effective strategies to utilize scarce resources for antitrust. An upcoming conference co-sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank’s Infrastructure and Financial Markets Division of the Private Enterprise and Financial Markets Subdepartment and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will provide an opportunity to reflect on these issues.
Increasing Competition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Date: Friday, March 2,
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Inter-American Development Bank
Conference Room CR-200 (Auditorium - Enrique Iglesias)
1300 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20577
Effective competition can promote better economic
performance, open business opportunities to citizens and reduce costs of goods
and services. The mini-seminar will provide an overview connecting competition
to superior economic performance. It will then look into more details on the
role of competition authorities, regulation and enforcement. The OECD's new “Competition
Assessment Toolkit” will offer a methodology for identifying constraints and
developing alternative less restrictive policies that still achieve government
objectives. Academics from the
Sean Ennis is a Senior Economist in the Competition Division
of the OECD where he leads the OECD's competition assessment project. He is
responsible for work on competition and regulation and has run technical
assistance activities related to competition law and policy in
Joe Phillips is Head of the Competition Division of the OECD. He is responsible for a growing program of support for the competition authorities of OECD member countries and, since 1990, a program of technical assistance in competition law and policy for developing and transition countries, including regional training centers in Seoul and Budapest.
D. Daniel Sokol is a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is editing a book on Latin American antitrust. Sokol serves as one of the editors of the Antitrust Law and Competition Policy Prof Blog.
Kyle W. Stiegert is the Director of the Food System Research
Group in the Agriculture and Applied Economics department in the
For additional information, please contact Liliana López (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Papers can be downloaded below:
Brief for Policy Officials Download oecd_competition_assessment_brief.pdf
Institutional Options for Competition Assessment Download oecd_competition_assessment_institutional_options.pdf
Executive Overview: Integrating Competition Assessment into Regulatory Impact Analysis Download oecd_competition_assessment_integrating_into_ria.pdf
Relationship between Competition Policy and Economic Performance Download comp_econ_perf_8_feb_2007.pdf