Measurement and Analysis of Corporate Concentration in Austria

Feasibility Study for the Federal Competition Authority

The aim of analysing economic concentration is to assess the influence of large enterprises on competition. High levels of sectoral concentration can have potentially restrictive effects on market competition. Quantitative monitoring of sectoral concentration to identify competition-restricted markets is therefore an important evidence-based instrument for a forward-looking competition policy. A feasibility study for Austria shows that the proven concentration statistics of the German Monopolies Commission could in principle also be implemented in Austria.