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Competition Law and Policy in Finland


  • Michael Wise


Competition policy was at the centre of market-driven reforms since the late 1980s that restructured Finland’s network monopolies and eliminated the many vestiges of corporatist control. The pace of change is slower now, as the role of market institutions in providing traditional government services presents novel and difficult issues about quality, equity, efficiency, and choice. The role of the competition body, the Finnish Competition Authority (FCA), is also changing. In the previous stages, its principal path of influence, after it made a mark with a strong early enforcement program against tolerated price fixing, was through advice and advocacy. As competitive markets are...

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  • Michael Wise, 2005. "Competition Law and Policy in Finland," OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy, OECD Publishing, vol. 6(4), pages 7-67.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafkaa:5lgmkd61zflw

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