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The Ecology of Antitrust: Preconditions for Competition Law Enforcement in Developing Countries
Competition, Competitiveness and Development: Lessons from Developing Countries (2004)
  • Michal Gal, University of Haifa
Abstract

The number of developing countries that have adopted a competition law has grown exponentially over the past two decades. Yet the mere adoption of a competition law is a necessary but not sufficient condition for it to be part of market reform. Just as ecological conditions determine the ability of a flower to bloom, so do some preconditions affect the ability to apply a competition law effectively. This study seeks to identify the ecology of antitrust in developing countries: the soil, sun, water and pesticides of competition law adoption and enforcement. In particular, it analyzes the socio-economic ideology (soil), the institutional and organizational conditions (sun and water), and the political economy conditions (pesticides) that are necessary for competition law to bloom. It does so based on a theoretical framework as well as by analyzing the experiences of developing countries in applying competition laws.

Keywords
  • antitrust,
  • competition policy,
  • economic development,
  • political economy
Publication Date
2004
Citation Information
Michal Gal. "The Ecology of Antitrust: Preconditions for Competition Law Enforcement in Developing Countries" Competition, Competitiveness and Development: Lessons from Developing Countries (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michal_gal/29/