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Competition and Antitrust Policy in the Enlarged European Union: A Level Playing Field?

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  • JENS HÖLSCHER
  • JOHANNES STEPHAN

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With the central and eastern European countries (CEECs) increasingly included into the international division of labour in the European economic space, we are prompted to ask whether this integration operates on a level playing field with respect to competition policy. In fact, our analysis reveals that effectiveness of implementation of competition law and policy and intensity of competition are lower in the CEECs. We find no reason to believe that the new eastern EU members struggle with the recent reforms of competition policy in the EU, nor do we see the necessity for policy action to spur effective implementation. Copyright (c) 2009 The Author(s). Journal compilation (c) 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 47 (2009)
Issue (Month): (09)
Pages: 863-889

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  1. Jens HÖLSCHER, 2009. "Twenty Years of Economic Transition: Successes and Failures," The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies (JCES), The Japanese Society for Comparative Economic Studies (JSCES), vol. 5, pages 3-17, December.
  2. Jens Hölscher & Nicole Nulsch & Johannes Stephan, 2010. "State Aid in the Enlarged European Union. An Overview," IWH Discussion Papers 24, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Robert Feinberg & Mieke Meurs & Kara Reynolds, 2012. "Maintaining New Markets: Explaining Antitrust Enforcement in Central and Eastern Europe," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 12(2), pages 203-219, June.
  4. Nela Ramona Ichim, 2010. "Assessing The Effectiveness Of Competition Policy In Romania Using Clusters And Distances Methods," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 5(4-1), pages 63-72, Winter-Sp.
  5. Nela Ramona Ichim (Grigore), 2012. "Assessing The Effectiveness Of Eu Competition Policy During The Economic Crisis," Anale. Seria Stiinte Economice. Timisoara, Faculty of Economics, Tibiscus University in Timisoara, vol. 0, pages 481-485, November.

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