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Endogenous Antitrust: Cross-Country Evidence on the Impact of Competition-Enhancing Policies on Productivity

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  • Joan-Ramon Borrell

    (University of Barcelona)

  • Mara Tolosa

    (University of Barcelona)

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This paper presents empirical evidence regarding the effect of simultaneous antitrust and trade policy on productivity. We find that treating antitrust across countries as an exogenous policy overestimates the impact of competition on productivity by as much as 18%.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 0504010.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 08 Apr 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0504010

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Keywords: Antitrust; Productivity; Political economy;

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Cited by:
  1. Ma, Tay-Cheng, 2010. "Competition authority independence, antitrust effectiveness, and institutions," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 226-235, September.
  2. Tay-Cheng Ma, 2012. "Legal tradition and antitrust effectiveness," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 1263-1297, December.
  3. 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.

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