MAPP asked to write the background note for the OECD Global Competition Forum on State aids

The Secretariat of the OECD asked MAPP to write the background note for the 2010 Global Competition Forum. The theme was "Competition, Subsidies and State aids". In this note, David Spector reviews the main possible justifications for State aids as well as their main possible anticompetitive effects, and he discusses how the goal of less and better targeted State aid could be met:

http://www.oecd.org/regreform/liberalisationandcompetitioninterventioninregulatedsectors/48070736.pdf