On March 9, 2017, members from the Economics Studies, Mergers and Advocacy Working Groups participated, virtually, in the capacity-building workshop titled “The selection and prioritization of sectors or industries for market studies”. This activity was organized by the OECD. The objective of the workshop was to share lessons learned from authorities which have substantial experience in this area. The distinguished panel of experts was comprised of:
Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy, Norwich Business School and Non-Executive Director, UK Financial Conduct Authority.
Miguel de la Mano, Executive Vice President. Compass Lexicon.
Thibaud Vergé, Professor at ENSAE, Researcher at CREST (Paris) and Senior Academic Consultant to Charles River Associates.
According to SIC participants, for specific sectors or industries it is important to know different economic strategies and methodologies used by other authorities, since it enriches the studies and analyses performed by the SIC in competition cases.