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Competition Advocacy: Challenges for Developing Countries


  • John Clark


Competition advocacy is especially critical for developing countries as their economic policies are undergoing fundamental market driven changes. Prerequisites for effective competition advocacy by a competition agency include a significant degree of independence from political influence, sufficient resource to support both its enforcement and advocacy functions, and credibility as an effective and impartial advocate for competition. Opportunities for competition advocacy are numerous: privatization; legislation, government policy and regulatory reform. The Second Latin American Competition Forum, jointly sponsored by the OECD and the Interamerican Development Bank (Washington 14-15 June 2004) discussed the...

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  • John Clark, 2005. "Competition Advocacy: Challenges for Developing Countries," OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy, OECD Publishing, vol. 6(4), pages 69-80.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafkaa:5lgmkd5znvhk

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    1. Bertrand, Olivier & Ivaldi, Marc, 2006. "European Competition Policy in International Markets," IDEI Working Papers 419, Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse.
    2. Shastitko. Andrey & Komkova, Anastasia Andreevna & Kurdin, Alexander & Shastitko, Anastasia, 2016. "Competition Policy and Incentives for Innovation," Working Papers 1447, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

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