Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (Forthcoming)

44 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2019

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Anu Bradford

Columbia University - Law School

Adam S. Chilton

University of Chicago - Law School

Chris Megaw

WilmerHale LLC

Nathaniel Sokol

Columbia University

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Date Written: August 17, 2018

Abstract

Competition law has proliferated around the world. Due to data limitations, however, there is little systematic information about the substance and enforcement of these laws. In this paper, we address that problem by introducing two new datasets on competition law regimes around the world. First, we introduce the Comparative Competition Law Dataset, which codes competition laws in 130 jurisdictions between 1889 to 2010. Second, we introduce the Comparative Competition Enforcement Dataset, which provides data on competition agencies’ resources and activities in 100 jurisdictions between 1990 and 2010. These datasets offer the most comprehensive picture of competition law yet assembled and provide a new foundation for empirical research on the legal regimes used to regulate markets.

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

JEL Classification: K21, L30, L49

Suggested Citation

Bradford, Anu and Chilton, Adam S. and Megaw, Chris and Sokol, Nathaniel, Competition Law Gone Global: Introducing the Comparative Competition Law and Enforcement Datasets (August 17, 2018). Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3339624 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3339624

Anu Bradford

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

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Adam S. Chilton (Contact Author)

University of Chicago - Law School ( email )

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Chris Megaw

WilmerHale LLC ( email )

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United States

Nathaniel Sokol

Columbia University

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New York, NY 10027
United States

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