Relationship between Regulators and Competition Authorities
Roundtables on Competition Policy No. 22
332 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 1999
Date Written: June 1999
An important issue facing countries in the process of deregulation and liberalisation is the nature of the institutional arrangements governing a newly-deregulated industry. An important aspect of the institutional arrangements is the allocation of responsibilities and the relationship between the sectoral regulation and the national competition authority. This document (of 332 pages) contains the proceedings of a one-day roundtable on the relationship between sectoral regulators and national competition authorities, held at the OECD in June 1998. The publication includes submissions from 19 OECD member countries describing the different allocations of responsibilities, the issues that have arisen between competition authorities and sectoral regulators and the mechanisms and procedures that have been put in place to address those issues. The document also includes a background paper prepared by the OECD secretariat summarising the different allocations of responsibility and modes of interaction between competition authorities and regulators. The document includes a summary of the oral discussion at the roundtable and a four-page executive summary setting out the key ideas to emerge.
JEL Classification: L40, L50
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