The Agency Effectiveness Study: aims and scope
The Agency Effectiveness Study explores a wide range of the daily concerns faced by competition agency heads and their staff, with an emphasis on the formal and informal ways in which they are addressed. The aim of the study is to capture and make available the know-how that competition agency officials accumulate during their service. In particular, it aims to provide a candid account of the practical challenges encountered and solved by heads of agencies and their staff as they navigate through changing legal, social, political, and organisational landscapes. As part of the study, current and former agency heads and competition law officials, of both young and more established agencies, were interviewed and asked for their views on a wide range of topics linked to agency effectiveness. Participants were drawn from a wide range of agencies from Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean.
The study’s findings depict the challenging reality facing competition
officials in the day-to-day running of a competition agency. It is this
complexity that the study hopes to help untangle, by offering
competition agency officials and other interested readers the benefits
of insights from current and past competition agency leadership. The
Study is divided into nine sections, each including summary of the
finding and a selection of quotes. Topics covered include:  Goals and
values  Enforcement effectiveness and Agency appraisal  Capacity
building  Staff Recruitment and Retention  Board and Management
 Media  Interaction with Stakeholders  Independence
How can I access the results of the study?
The Agency Effectiveness Study is available through a personal or institutional subscription to the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement. To view rates, visit the subscription page.
The study can be purchased in hard copy separately by visiting the subscription page, selecting the 'single issue' tab, and adding Volume 4 Issue 2 to your basket. Alternatively, all content is available through a Pay Per View option for online-only access.