Competition Law Around the World from 1889 to 2010: The Competition Law Index

Journal of Competition Law & Economics (Forthcoming)

55 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019

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Anu Bradford

Columbia University - Law School

Adam S. Chilton

University of Chicago - Law School

Date Written: August 17, 2018

Abstract

Competition laws have become a mainstay of regulation in market economies today. At the same time, past efforts to study the drivers or effects of these laws have been hampered by the lack of systematic measures of these laws across a wide range of years or countries. In this paper, we draw on new data on the evolution of competition laws to create a novel Competition Law Index (the “CLI”) that measures the stringency of competition regulation from 1889 to 2010. We then employ the CLI to examine trends in the intensity of competition regulation over time and across key countries. We also use our data to create several alternative indexes of competition law that may be appropriate for specific research applications. In doing so, we hope to demonstrate how the CLI can facilitate new empirical research on comparative and international competition law.

Keywords: Competition Law, Antitrust Law, Antitrust, Comparative Law

JEL Classification: K21, L30, L49

Suggested Citation

Bradford, Anu and Chilton, Adam S., Competition Law Around the World from 1889 to 2010: The Competition Law Index (August 17, 2018). Journal of Competition Law & Economics (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339623 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3339623

Anu Bradford

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

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New York, NY 10009

Adam S. Chilton (Contact Author)

University of Chicago - Law School ( email )

1111 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.adamchilton.org

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