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Competition policy, developing countries, and the World Trade Organization


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  • Hoekman, Bernard
  • Holmes, Peter


The authors discuss developing country interests in including competition law disciplines in the World Trade Organization (WTO). Developing countries have a great interest in pursuing active domestic competition policy, they conclude, but should do so independent of the WTO. Given the mercantilist basis of multilateral trade negotiations, the WTO is less likely to be a powerful instrument for encouraging adoption of welfare-enhancing competition rules than it is to be a forum for abolishing cross-border measures. Developing countries should therefore give priority to using the WTO to improve market access-to further reduce direct barriers to trade in goods and services.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2211.

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Date of creation: 31 Oct 1999
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:2211

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Keywords: ICT Policy and Strategies; Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; Labor Policies; Markets and Market Access; Economic Theory&Research; Environmental Economics&Policies; ICT Policy and Strategies; TF054105-DONOR FUNDED OPERATION ADMINISTRATION FEE INCOME AND EXPENSE ACCOUNT; Access to Markets;

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  1. Keith Maskus, 1998. "The international regulation of intellectual property," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, Springer, vol. 134(2), pages 186-208, June.
  2. Simeon Djankov & Bernard Hoekman, 1998. "Conditions of Competition and Multilateral Surveillance," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(8), pages 1109-1128, November.
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  5. Bernard Hoekman, 1997. "Competition Policy and the Global Trading System," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 20(4), pages 383-406, 07.
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  1. Siroën, Jean-Marc, 2002. "Politique(s) de la concurrence dans une économie globale," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/6628, Paris Dauphine University.
  2. Andrés Rius & Gabriel Katz, 2004. "¿Qué Imitar de las Economías Pequeñas Exitosas? Sobre la Necesidad de una Política y una Legislación de competencia," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers), Department of Economics - dECON 0804, Department of Economics - dECON.


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