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Technical Assistance for Law & Economics: An Empirical Analysis in Antitrust/Competition Policy


Michael W. Nicholson


US Agency for International Development

D. Daniel Sokol


University of Florida - Levin College of Law; George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center

Kyle W. Stiegert


University of Wisconsin

November 2006

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1025

Abstract:     
In the past 15 years, the world has witnessed the large scale introduction of antitrust/competition policy as an instrument of market-facilitating government policy. Building the capacity of young antitrust institutions in the developing world and in transition economies is a means to improving the capacity of these agencies to police against anti-competitive conduct. Many countries have augmented their development of competition agencies with technical assistance (TA) support. Determining how best to design TA programs to interact with nascent and financially constrained competition agencies is a difficult and complex matter. The objective of this study is to assess the impacts of the TA-agency partnership. This chapter focuses specifically on factors that lead to improved effectiveness of TA. In a field that has been lacking for empirical evaluation, we use a unique dataset of responses from 38 competition agencies that have received technical assistance from the period 1996-2003. Our empirical analysis demonstrates that issues of timing and absorptive capacity of particular forms of technical assistance within a larger political economy consideration maximize the impact and effectiveness of technical assistance provided to competition agencies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: antitrust law, international policy coordination, international development, regulation, private international law, institutional economics

JEL Classification: L40, L51, O19, K21, F,23

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Date posted: November 23, 2006  

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Nicholson, Michael W. and Sokol, D. Daniel and Stiegert, Kyle W., Technical Assistance for Law & Economics: An Empirical Analysis in Antitrust/Competition Policy (November 2006). Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1025. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1003235 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1003235

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Michael W. Nicholson
US Agency for International Development ( email )
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20577
United States
D. Daniel Sokol (Contact Author)
University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )
Spessard L. Holland Law Center
P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States
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(352) 392-3005 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.ufl.edu/faculty/d-daniel-sokol
George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center ( email )
200 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
United States
Kyle W. Stiegert
University of Wisconsin ( email )
427 Lorch St.
Madison, WI 53706-1503
United States
608-217-5836 (Phone)
608-262-4376 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.aae.wisc.edu/fsrg
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