Anti-Trust Policy and National Growth: Some Evidence from Italy

21 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2004

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Elisabetta Allegra

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, AGCM

Mario Forni

Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) - Faculty of Business and Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Michele Grillo

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, AGCM

Lara Magnani

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, AGCM

Date Written: May 2004

Abstract

Anti-trust problems affecting markets for intermediate goods or services raise the input costs of firms operating in downstream sectors, which often face tough international competition. Such firms lose market share, thus worsening the economic performance of the country. We try to document the importance of this link between competition problems and growth by analyzing Italian sectoral data. We find that sectors which depend more heavily on inputs and services produced in sectors suffering from competition problems perform worse in terms of net exports, export growth and output growth.

Keywords: Anti-trust, international competition, growth

JEL Classification: L40, O40

Suggested Citation

Allegra, Elisabetta and Forni, Mario and Grillo, Michele and Magnani, Lara, Anti-Trust Policy and National Growth: Some Evidence from Italy (May 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=549244

Elisabetta Allegra

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, AGCM ( email )

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Mario Forni (Contact Author)

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Michele Grillo

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, AGCM ( email )

Piazza G. Verdi, 6/A
00198 Rome
Italy

Lara Magnani

Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, AGCM ( email )

Piazza G. Verdi, 6/A
00198 Rome
Italy

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