2015 Global Forum on Competition


29-30 October 2015  Paris

The 14th meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Competition took place in Paris, France on 29-30 October 2015. Discussion focused on:

Employment   Disruptive innovations   Endemic collusion   Kazakhstan's Peer Review




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Opening session

Opening remarks by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD

Keynote speakers:  

  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organisation | transcript
  • Mario Monti, Senator, Italian Senate, former Prime Minister of Italy | summary 

Introductory comments: Frédéric Jenny, Chair, OECD Competition Committee


Session 1. 

Does competition kill or create jobs? The links and drivers between competition and employment

Chair: Frédéric Jenny


  • Mario Monti, Senator, Italian Senate, former Prime Minister of Italy
  • Victor Norman, Professor of Economics, NHH, Norges Handelshøyskole, former Minister of Labour, Norway
  • Klaus Tilmes, Director of Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, the World Bank Group
  • Jean-Luc Schneider, Deputy Director, Economics Department, OECD


Session 2.

Peer Review of Kazakhstan's Competition Law and Policy

Chair: Frédéric Jenny
Lead Examiners: Colombia, Finland, Romania, United Kingdom
Introduction: Alexey Ivanov, Director, Skolkovo-HSE Institute for Law and Development, Moscow


Session 3.

The impact of disruptive innovations on competition law enforcement

Chair: Frédéric Jenny


  • Alexandre de Streel, Professor and Director of the Research Center Information, Law and Society, University of Namur and CRIDS, Belgium
  • Han Li Toh, Chief Executive, Competition Commission of Singapore
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Session 4.

Serial offenders: Why do some industries seem prone to endemic collusion?

Chair: Francis Kariuki, Director-General, Competition Authority of Kenya


  • Joseph Harrington, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert Marshall, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Penn State University, Bates White
  • Valerie Suslow, Professor, Vice Dean for Faculty and Research, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Robert Wilson, Partner, Webber Wentzel, South Africa

Breakout sessions: Serial offenders 

Wrap-up plenary session 

Chair: Francis Kariuki, Director-General, Competition Authority of Kenya

Other business and proposals for future work

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