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Anti-competitive Practices and Liberalising Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Julian L. Clarke
  • Simon J. Evenett
  • Krista Lucenti

The last ten years have seen many Latin American and Caribbean nations enact or reform competition laws, and numerous other jurisdictions are considering following suit. The evidential base to guide such policymaking is, however, limited. In this paper we have assembled two databases, one concerning allegations of anti-competitive acts in newspaper articles and another concerning the relationship between competition-related factors and the effects of reforms to liberalise markets, that may go some way to remedying this deficiency. In so doing, we have noticed a number of matters that producers and consumers of research in this area should probably bear in mind. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005.

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Volume (Year): 28 (2005)
Issue (Month): 7 (07)
Pages: 1029-1056

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Handle: RePEc:bla:worlde:v:28:y:2005:i:7:p:1029-1056
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