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Consumer welfare and consumer harm: adjusting competition law and policies to the needs of developing jurisdictions

In: The Economic Characteristics of Developing Jurisdictions


  • Josef Drexl


There is ongoing debate as to what competition law and policy is most suitable for developing jurisdictions. This book argues that the unique characteristics of developing jurisdictions matter when crafting and enforcing competition law and these should be placed at the heart of analysis when considering which competition laws are judicious. Through examining different factors that influence the adoption and implementation of competition laws in developing countries, this book illustrates the goals of such laws, the content of the legal rules, and the necessary institutional, political, ideological and legal conditions that must complement such rules. The book integrates development economics with competition law to provide an alternative vision of competition law, concluding that ‘one competition law and policy size’ does not fit ‘all socio-economic contexts'.

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  • Josef Drexl, 2015. "Consumer welfare and consumer harm: adjusting competition law and policies to the needs of developing jurisdictions," Chapters, in: Michal S. Gal & Mor Bakhoum & Josef Drexl & Eleanor M. Fox & David J. Gerber (ed.), The Economic Characteristics of Developing Jurisdictions, chapter 11, pages 265-295, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:15622_11

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