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The Deterrent Impact of Cartel Criminalisation: Supplementary Report on a Survey of Australian Public Opinion Regarding Business People's Views on Anti-Cartel Laws and Enforcement


Christine Parker


Monash University - Faculty of Law

Chris Platania-Phung


University of Melbourne

January 12, 2012

The University of Melbourne Cartel Project, Melbourne Law School
Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/73

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In July 2009 the Australian Parliament passed legislation criminalising cartel conduct and introducing jail penalties for individuals who engage in cartel behaviour. The rhetoric justifying criminalisation assumes that compliance can be induced through the mechanism of deterrence. This in turn assumes that business people know about the law, and that they believe they are likely to be caught and face enforcement action and jail if they break the law. This paper reports evidence on these issues from a survey of 567 Australian business people whose role makes compliance with anti-cartel law salient.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: cartel, criminalising, Australia, deterrence, business people, enforcement, survey, public opinion

JEL Classification: K40, K42, K20, K10

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Date posted: March 24, 2012 ; Last revised: February 20, 2014

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Parker, Christine and Platania-Phung, Chris, The Deterrent Impact of Cartel Criminalisation: Supplementary Report on a Survey of Australian Public Opinion Regarding Business People's Views on Anti-Cartel Laws and Enforcement (January 12, 2012). The University of Melbourne Cartel Project, Melbourne Law School; Monash University Faculty of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012/73. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2026725

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Christine Parker (Contact Author)
Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )
Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia
Chris Platania-Phung
University of Melbourne ( email )
Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia
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