Endogenous Antitrust: Cross-country Evidence on the Impact of Competition-Enhancing Policies on Productivity

Posted: 4 Oct 2006

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Joan-Ramon Borrell

University of Barcelona

Mara Tolosa

University of Barcelona - Research Unit on Public Policies and Economic Regulation (PPER-RG)

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Abstract

This paper presents empirical evidence regarding the effect of simultaneous antitrust and trade policy on productivity. We find that treating antitrust across countries as an exogenous policy overestimates the impact of competition on productivity by as much as 18%.

Keywords: Antitrust, Productivity, Political economy

JEL Classification: D7, L4, O4

Suggested Citation

Borrell Arqué, Joan-Ramon and Tolosa, Alejandra Mara, Endogenous Antitrust: Cross-country Evidence on the Impact of Competition-Enhancing Policies on Productivity. Applied Economics Letters, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=934788 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.618821

Joan-Ramon Borrell Arqué (Contact Author)

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Alejandra Mara Tolosa

University of Barcelona - Research Unit on Public Policies and Economic Regulation (PPER-RG) ( email )

Av. Diagonal, 690
Barcelona, 08034
Spain

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