Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

The Design of Competition Law Institutions and the Global Convergence of Process Norms: The GAL Competition Project

Forthcoming: THE DESIGN OF COMPETITION LAW INSTITUTIONS: GLOBAL NORMS, LOCAL CHOICES (Eleanor M. Fox & Michael J. Trebilcock, eds.) (Oxford University Press)

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-20

80 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last revised: 23 Aug 2012

Eleanor M. Fox

New York University School of Law

Michael J. Trebilcock

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: August 16, 2012

Abstract

This paper is an account of the institutions of antitrust enforcement and adjudication in nine jurisdictions, across six continents, and the four principal international bodies involved with issues of antitrust. It synthesizes nine studies that illuminate the inner workings of each of systems in the sample studied and it exposes their norms, all in the quest to determine whether there are global norms of procedure and process. The paper reveals that there are indeed common norms across very different institutional arrangements, most of which are currently embedded in the systems and some of which are aspirational.

This study is a counterpart to studies on the convergence of the substantive rules and standards of antitrust law. The paper observes an emerging "sympathy of systems" (as opposed to identity of systems) in which global process norms, along with substantive norms, play a critical role in forging the global coherence of a national network of competition law systems.

Keywords: Antitrust, enforcement, institutions, accountability, administrative law, international administrative law, due process, transparency, separation of functions, rule of law

JEL Classification: K4, K21, K23, L40, L50, P50, H11

Suggested Citation

Fox, Eleanor M. and Trebilcock, Michael J., The Design of Competition Law Institutions and the Global Convergence of Process Norms: The GAL Competition Project (August 16, 2012). Forthcoming: THE DESIGN OF COMPETITION LAW INSTITUTIONS: GLOBAL NORMS, LOCAL CHOICES (Eleanor M. Fox & Michael J. Trebilcock, eds.) (Oxford University Press); NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 12-20. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2128913 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2128913

Eleanor M. Fox (Contact Author)

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States
212-998-6171 (Phone)

Michael J. Trebilcock

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

78 and 84 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5
Canada
416-978-5843 (Phone)
416-978-1279 (Fax)

Paper statistics

Downloads
473
Rank
48,837
Abstract Views
1,640