Research and analysis

Indirect impacts of competition authorities’ work: conference presentations

Presentations from a European conference on the impact of the work of competition authorities.



In September 2015, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), European Commission’s Directorate-General for competition and Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) organised an academic conference on the deterrence and macroeconomic impact of competition authorities’ work.

The purpose of the conference was to discuss:

  • the ways the work of competition authorities impacts consumers and the economy over and above the direct impact of their interventions
  • methodologies that could be used to assess the total effect of competition authorities’ work

The presentations given at the ‘Looking beyond the direct effects of the work of competition authorities: Deterrence and macroeconomic impact’ conference can be found above.