New Indicators of Competition Law and Policy in 2013 for OECD and Non-OECD Countries
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This chapter presents the new OECD competition law and policies (CLP) indicators which measure the strength and scope of competition regimes in 49 jurisdictions (34 OECD and 15 non-OECD, including Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa). The indicators cover areas for which there is a broad consensus among member countries on what constitutes ‘good’ practice for competition regimes. The results suggest that competition regimes are broadly similar across countries in these areas because most countries have adopted all or a large number of the ‘good’ policy settings captured by the indicators. On average, the design of competition laws and policies appears to be closer to best practice in OECD countries than in non-OECD countries. The four BRICS jurisdictions show a more mixed picture, with Brazil and Russia closer to best practice, while in India and South Africa there appears to be room for improvements. Jurisdictions differ relatively more on the enforcement of competition law than on the competition law itself.
KeywordsCompetition law and policy Indicators
JEL Classification CodesK21 L4
The authors would like to thank Jørgen Elmeskov, Jean-Luc Schneider, John Davies, Alain de Serres, Romain Duval, Pier Carlo Padoan, Giuseppe Nicoletti, Jeremy West, Joao Azevedo, Yunhee Kim, Lorenzo Ciari, Antoine Goujard, and Zsofia Tari for their helpful comments and suggestions, as well as Caroline Abettan and Celia Rutkoski for excellent technical support. The opinions expressed in this chapter are the authors’ and do not necessarily correspond to those of the OECD or its member countries.
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