A Statistical Analysis of UK Antitrust Enforcement

25 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last revised: 2 Feb 2016

Cento Veljanovski

Case Associates; Institute of Economic Affairs

Date Written: January 9, 2013


The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has been a highly rated competition law enforcer. Yet its antitrust performance activities fall far short of this image. Here a critical assessment is made of the OFT’s antitrust enforcement activities, and the claim that there is quantitative survey evidence that the OFT has had a “significant deterrent effect”. It concludes that this evidence is flawed and not credible.

Keywords: enforcement, deterrence, survey evidence

JEL Classification: D4, K0, K21, L1, L4, L11, L12, L13, K14, L41, L44, N60

Suggested Citation

Veljanovski, Cento, A Statistical Analysis of UK Antitrust Enforcement (January 9, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2208846 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2208846

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