The optimal degree of competition and dynamic efficiency in Japan and Korea
AbstractAbstract This paper is concerned with the neglected role of competition policy in East Asian development. Michael Porter considers Japan's development to have benefitted from intense competition among firms. By contrast, Caves and Uekusa criticize MITI's role in creating recession cartels and entry barriers, which are thought to have resulted in allocative inefficiency. This paper argues that competition policy in both Japan and Korea was oriented towards creating dynamic efficiency (the highest long term productivity growth rate). It did so by measures, operating at both the industry and firm level, which sometimes restricted competition and sometimes encouraged it.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 54982.
Date of creation: 12 Dec 1993
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Publication status: Published in European Economic Review 3/4.38(1994): pp. 940-951
Competition; Antitrust; Dynamic; Efficiency; Development.;
Other versions of this item:
- Amsden, Alice H. & Singh, Ajit, 1994. "The optimal degree of competition and dynamic efficiency in Japan and Korea," European Economic Review, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 38(3-4), pages 941-951, April.
- L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
- L4 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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