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Competition authority independence, antitrust effectiveness, and institutions

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    This paper investigates the relationships among the competition authority's independence, antitrust effectiveness, and institutions. The evidence suggests that the authority's effectiveness is empirically associated with the independence. However, it is the de facto and not de jure independence that matters for antitrust effectiveness. Besides, the de facto independence is the main mediating channel through which the institutions influence antitrust effectiveness.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Review of Law and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (September)
    Pages: 226-235

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:irlaec:v:30:y:2010:i:3:p:226-235

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    Keywords: Antitrust effectiveness Independence Institutions;

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    Cited by:
    1. Joan Ramón Borrell & Juan Luís Jiménez & Carmen García, 2012. "Evaluating antitrust leniency programs," Working Papers XREAP2012-01, Xarxa de Referència en Economia Aplicada (XREAP), revised Jan 2012.
    2. Tay-Cheng Ma, 2012. "Legal tradition and antitrust effectiveness," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 1263-1297, December.

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