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Shockwave: the impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic transcends traditional boundaries between society and the economy, private and public businesses, and individual countries. Markets, policymakers and communities—all of us—must rapidly adapt to mitigate the impact of this shock.

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Beyond the Bottom Line

What society expects from business is evolving rapidly. Beyond providing returns to shareholders, businesses play a critical systemic role in the development of society and guardianship of the global environment. For many, this is unchartered territory. Success will come only if we continue to discuss and debate some of the most pressing questions, such as what is the purpose of business? Do investors hold the key to a sustainable future? And what does it mean to have purpose that goes beyond the boardroom?

Are you ready to think Beyond the Bottom Line?

Will an online sales tax save the UK high street?

Will an online sales tax save the UK high street?

The ‘death of the high street’ has been seriously debated in the UK since 2011 when the Portas Review highlighted the effects of internet shopping, out-of-town shopping centres, congestion, and the lack of local leadership.1 The debate has been...

Flying through the storm: aligning merger control and state support

Many firms are facing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19, and are receiving state support. However, we have not (yet) seen the predicted increase in merger activity. Is it preferable to provide state aid to companies in order to allow them to continue operating, or should we allow these ‘failing or flailing’ firms to be acquired by others? Which is the right tool to use, and could there be more alignment between them?

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What problems can the European Commission’s New Competition Tool fix?

On 2 June, the European Commission launched consultations on proposals for a New Competition Tool (NCT) and its Digital Services Act package. We look at the proposals for the NCT, drawing on lessons from the UK market investigations regime, and in particular the ability to use market investigations to act more quickly and effectively to remedy competition problems

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Women in Economics

To mark International Women’s Day 2020, we asked women economists from across the globe for their stories.

Here’s what they had to say.

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COVID-19 update from Oxera

In recent months we have seen a sea change in the way we live and how we do business. The global pandemic has meant that we—businesses, governments, regulators and banks—have had to adapt rapidly to guidance on protecting lives, livelihoods and the economy. People and firms have found new ways of doing things, and although the pandemic is still with us, we are starting to look to the future and think about how we can take forward what we have learned.

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