Global Competition Review
Lisa Phelan spoke to Global Competition Review about the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s launch of seven projects examining the impact of gender on antitrust analysis, including research into whether collusion levels differ between men and women.
Lisa said the OECD’s initiative is critical, and will help the antitrust community understand the degree to which existing gender inequality in society has restricted competition analysis by limiting who is in “the room where it happens,” how markets are defined, and where competition policy resources are placed.
She added that the initiative will also likely shed light on the degree to which an existing lack of gender inclusiveness in competition analysis may have contributed to the creation or maintenance of gender inequality in society.
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