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Endogenous Antitrust: Cross-Country Evidence on the Impact of Competition-Enhancing Policies on Productivity

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  • Joan-Ramon Borrell

    (University of Barcelona)

  • Mara Tolosa

    (University of Barcelona)

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This paper presents empirical evidence regarding the effect of simultaneous antitrust and trade policy on productivity. We find that treating antitrust across countries as an exogenous policy overestimates the impact of competition on productivity by as much as 18%.

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  • Joan-Ramon Borrell & Mara Tolosa, 2005. "Endogenous Antitrust: Cross-Country Evidence on the Impact of Competition-Enhancing Policies on Productivity," Industrial Organization 0504010, EconWPA.
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    1. repec:oup:jcomle:v:10:y:2014:i:1:p:107-136. is not listed on IDEAS
    2. Joan-Ramon Borrell & Juan Luis Jiménez & Carmen García, 2014. "Evaluating Antitrust Leniency Programs," Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 10(1), pages 107-136.
    3. Ma, Tay-Cheng, 2010. "Competition authority independence, antitrust effectiveness, and institutions," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(3), pages 226-235, September.
    4. Tay-Cheng Ma, 2012. "Legal tradition and antitrust effectiveness," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 43(3), pages 1263-1297, December.

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    Keywords

    Antitrust; Productivity; Political economy;

    JEL classification:

    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • L4 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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