Evaluation of OFT competition advocacy

Practice area: Competition & Antitrust | Competition Economics | Remedies and enforcement
Client: Office of Fair Trading
Published: April, 2010
Keywords: impact assessment stakeholder surveys and consultations

London Economics was commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the OFT competition advocacy interventions. A survey of government officials illustrates that competition advocacy is valued by those receiving the advice, often resulting in changes to delivery and, in cases, to the very objectives of the policy. The report also explores, with the help of three examples, the potential impacts of advocacy interventions and the challenges associated with the evaluation of these impacts.