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Antitrust Policy and National Growth: Some Evidence from Italy

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  • Elisabetta Allegra

    (AGCM)

  • Mario Forni

    ()
    (University of Modena and CEPR)

  • Michele Grillo

    ()
    (Catholic University of Milan and AGCM)

  • Lara Magnani

    (AGCM)

Abstract

Antitrust problems affecting markets for intermediate goods or services raise the input costs of firms operating in the downstream sectors, which often face tough international competition. Such firms lose market shares, thus worsening the economic performance of the country. We try to document the importance of this link between competition problems and growth by analysing 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.

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Article provided by GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University in its journal Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia.

Volume (Year): 63 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 69-86

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Handle: RePEc:gde:journl:gde_v63_n1_p69-86

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Keywords: antitrust; international competition; growth;

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  1. Bourlès, R. & Cette, G. & Lopez, J. & Mairesse, J. & Nicoletti, G., 2010. "Do product market regulations in upstream sectors curb productivity growth? Panel data evidence for OECD countries," Working papers 283, Banque de France.
  2. Guglielmo Barone & Federico Cingano, 2011. "Service Regulation and Growth: Evidence from OECD Countries," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 121(555), pages 931-957, 09.
  3. Pammolli, Fabio & Cambini, Carlo & Giannaccari, Andrea, 2007. "Introduzione. Liberalizzazioni e concorrenza in Italia
    [Introduction. Liberalisation and competition in Italy]
    ," MPRA Paper 16125, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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