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The Effectiveness of Competition Policy: An Econometric Assessment in Developed and Developing Countries

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The ultimate objective of the present paper is to empirically investigate the effectiveness of competition policy in developed and developing countries. Although its importance is continuously increasing, the effectiveness of competition policy still seems to lack the attention that it would deserve. At the present state of art, the number of academic contributions that attempts to estimate its impact on relevant economic variables appears very limited, in particular for the less developed countries. However, an empirical literature aimed at measuring in objective terms the effect of competition policy on economic growth is emerging, starting from narrow variables of interest, such as Gross Domestic Product and Total Factor Productivity. As a result, the principal aim of the current work is to contribute to this branch of research, focusing on broader indicators of market performance, in order to understand whether the presence of an antitrust authority has a significant impact, thus an effective utility, on the level of competition of a country.

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  • Samà, Danilo, 2013. "The Effectiveness of Competition Policy: An Econometric Assessment in Developed and Developing Countries," MPRA Paper 55360, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Competition Authorities; Competition Policy; Developed Countries; Developing Countries; Economic Development; Economic Growth; Law & Economics; Market Concentration; Market Efficiency; Market Performance; New Institutional Economics; Political Economy;
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    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General

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