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La mondialisation des délits en col blanc : les cartels agroalimentaires des années 1990


  • John M. Connor


[fre] Cet article présente et analyse les données économiques et judiciaires ayant trait à tous les cartels internationaux connus qui ont fonctionné durant les années 1990 sur les marchés agroalimentaires et agricoles. Au nombre de vingt-neuf, ils ont été rendus publics par des enquêtes et des poursuites annoncées soit par la Division antitrust du ministère américain de la Justice, soit par le Conseil d'administration de la concurrence de la Commission des Communautés européennes. Partageant des caractéristiques économiques communes, cet article se concentrera sur quatre cartels : la lysine, l'acide citrique, les vitamines A et E, dont la documentation est particulièrement riche. [eng] The globalization of corporate crime: food and agricultural cartels of the 1990s - This paper presents and analyses juridical and economic data relative to all known international cartels which have been efficient during the 1990s on food and agricultural markets. 29 cartels have been discovered either by the US DoJ or by the EU DG IV. The paper focuses more specifically on 4 similar cartels for which information is qualitatively and quantitatively rich: Lysine, Citric add and Vitamines A and E.

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  • John M. Connor, 2003. "La mondialisation des délits en col blanc : les cartels agroalimentaires des années 1990," Économie rurale, Programme National Persée, vol. 277(1), pages 99-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:recoru:ecoru_0013-0559_2003_num_277_1_5439
    Note: DOI:10.3406/ecoru.2003.5439

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    1. Berg, Sigbjorn Atle, 1986. "Excess capacity and the degree of collusion : The Norwegian experience, 1967-82," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 4(1), pages 99-107, March.
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    3. B. Douglas Bernheim & Michael D. Whinston, 1990. "Multimarket Contact and Collusive Behavior," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 21(1), pages 1-26, Spring.
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