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The Economic Effects of Competition Policy Cross Country Evidence Using Four New Indicators

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  • Stefan Voigt

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This paper introduces a number of indicators on various aspects of competition laws and competition agencies in order to make competition policies comparable. It contains an indicator concerned with the objectives and the instruments of competition laws, a second indicator evaluating to what degree an economic – as opposed to a legal – approach to competition policy has been chosen. Based on the assumption that it is not the content of the law alone but also the structures erected in order to implement the law, it further presents an indicator reflecting the formal independence of competition agencies and a fourth one reflecting their factual independence. These four indicators are used to estimate the effects of competition policies on economic growth. It turns out that all four variables contribute to explaining differences in total factor productivity. Yet, their impact is not particularly robust to the inclusion of indicators for the general quality of institutions.

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Paper provided by ICER - International Centre for Economic Research in its series ICER Working Papers with number 20-2006.

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Length: 51 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:icr:wpicer:20-2006

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Keywords: Competition and Growth; Competition Policy; Independence of Competition Agencies; Delegation of Competence;

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  1. Paolo Buccirossi & Lorenzo Ciari & Tomaso Duso & Giancarlo Spagnolo & Cristiana Vitale, 2009. "Competition policy and productivity growth: An empirical assessment," CIG Working Papers SP II 2009-12, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Research Unit: Competition and Innovation (CIG).
  2. Joseph A. Clougherty, 2009. "Competition Policy Trends and Economic Growth: Cross-National Empirical Evidence," CIG Working Papers SP II 2009-16, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Research Unit: Competition and Innovation (CIG).
  3. 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.
  4. Buccirossi, Paolo & Ciari, Lorenzo & Duso, Tomaso & Spagnolo, Giancarlo & Vitale, Cristiana, 2009. "Measuring the deterrence properties of competition policy: the Competition Policy Indexes," Discussion Paper Series of SFB/TR 15 Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems 284, Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Bonn, University of Mannheim, University of Munich.
  5. Scopelliti, Alessandro Diego, 2009. "Competition and Economic Growth: an Empirical Analysis for a Panel of 20 OECD Countries," MPRA Paper 20127, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Adrian de Groot Ruiz & Theo Offerman & Sander Onderstal, 2011. "Power and the Privilege of Clarity: An Analysis of Bargaining Power and Information Transmission," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-055/1, Tinbergen Institute, revised 31 Oct 2011.
  7. Jarig Sinderen & Ron Kemp, 2008. "The Economic Effect Of Competition Law Enforcement: The Case Of The Netherlands," De Economist, Springer, vol. 156(4), pages 365-385, December.

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