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University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Measuring the Effectiveness of Competition Policy

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The European Commission is undertaking research on the effectiveness of competition policy in 14 OECD countries. The aim of the study is to understand how different features of the legal system that guarantees and promotes competition and the way it is enforced, affect the economic performance of a country.

The questionnaire can be accessed on-line through the following link,  It takes less than 15 minutes to complete and responses will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.  The Commission has selected Lear, an economic consultancy based in Italy (, to undertake this study.  Hence, Lear is responsible for analyzing all the data that is collected.  If you have any queries relating to the questionnaire or this study, please email: survey@learlab.itIt will be greatly appreciated if you complete the survey no later than July 31, 2007 to allow the Commission to meet its deadline. 

The person responsible for this project at the European Commission is Mr. Roderick Meiklejohn, Head of the Competition Policy Section of the Directorate General for Financial and Economic Affairs (Email:

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