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The Ecology of Antitrust: Preconditions for Competition Law Enforcement in Developing Countries


Michal S. Gal


University of Haifa - Faculty of Law


COMPETITION, COMPETITIVENESS AND DEVELOPMENT, pp. 20-38, 2004

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The number of developing countries that have adopted a competition law has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Yet the mere adoption of a competition law is a necessary but not sufficient condition for it to be part of market reform. Just as ecological conditions determine the ability of a flower to bloom, so do some preconditions affect the ability to apply a competition law effectively. This study seeks to identify the ecology of antitrust in developing countries: the soil, sun, water and pesticides of competition law adoption and enforcement. In particular, it analyzes the socio-economic ideology (soil), the institutional and organizational conditions (sun and water), and the political economy conditions (pesticides) that are necessary for competition law to bloom. It does so based on a theoretical framework as well as by analyzing the experiences of developing countries in applying competition laws.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: antitrust, competition policy, economic development, political economy

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Date posted: February 17, 2005  

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Gal, Michal S., The Ecology of Antitrust: Preconditions for Competition Law Enforcement in Developing Countries. COMPETITION, COMPETITIVENESS AND DEVELOPMENT, pp. 20-38, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=665181

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Michal S. Gal (Contact Author)
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )
Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel
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