Conference Impact Assessment

Conference “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) organised a conference on “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”, to pay tribute to the ten-year anniversary of the ACM’s (former NMa’s) Chief Economist Office.

Impact assessment has received a lot of attention from government and market authorities. ACM has also invested in estimating the effectiveness of its interventions. Due to impact assessment, market authorities can learn and improve upon their future interventions. Moreover, they can publicly justify their work, since it gives insight into the effectiveness of their actions: economic effects for consumers as well as behavioural changes by producers and suppliers.

During the conference we assessed various methodologies used in impact assessment, and the lessons learned in impact assessments carried out by various competition and consumer authorities.

Below you can find most of the presentations and discussions of the conference.