Friday, February 19, 2010
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
I am back from the OECDCompetition Committee meeting in Paris. There were some interesting developments. Joe Phillips is retiring as head of the Competition Committee. Mike Wise, who has written over 50 peer reviews and knows more about the internal working of many competition agencies than some of the newer people at those agencies is also retiring.
I presented a talk on Competition Policy and Comparative Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises, building off of my paper (download it here). The quality of the meetings is good but people need to stick strictly to time limits as sessions would go over the allotted time. Also, the format would be improved by work Q&A. With so many people in the room, people want to talk and the forum should allow for better audience participation (with short comments preferred).