High-Level Symposium on Pro-Competitive Policies for a Sustainable Economy
Day 23 of January 2023, on OECD Conference Centre, Paris.
On 23 January 2023, the OECD Competition Division will organise a High-Level Symposium on Pro-Competitive Policies for a Sustainable Economy in conjunction with other OECD Directorates and Policy areas.
With panels including senior policymakers and economists from several policy communities, the objective of the Symposium is to discuss the relevance of the role of competition policy in the context of a sustainable economic recovery as part of a whole-of-government approach.
Whilst to attain the much needed virtuous circle of innovation, technology diffusion and economies of scale leading to the sustainable economic recovery and green transition with large economy-wide gains, pro-competitive measures need to be welded seamlessly into trade, industrial, environmental, innovation and regulatory policies. In this context, and while it may be recognised that state support measures may be needed for certain public goods and can serve to kick-start investments that otherwise might not be made (for instance in clean tech) the discussion will also tackle the role that well-functioning open markets may have to deliver the constant flow of innovation investments and their sustained and efficient deployment at scale, leading to increased productivity and economic growth.