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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Monday, June 15, 2009

Latin American Competition Law and Policy

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

In what is the most important book on the topic to date, Eleanor Fox (NYU - Law) and Daniel Sokol (University of Florida - Law) have edited the forthcoming Latin American Competition Law and Policy.  The book is an excellent collection of work from top academics and practitioners and covers many critical issues in the region.  You can download the table of contents here.

BOOK ABSTRACT: This book offers an unparalleled analysis of the emerging law and economics of competition policy in Latin America. Nearly all Latin American countries now have competition laws and agencies to enforce them. Yet these laws and agencies are relatively young. The relative youth of Latin American competition agencies and the institutional and political environment in which they operate limit the ability of agencies to address anti-competitive conduct effectively. Competition policy is a tool to overcome anti-market traditions in Latin America. Effective competition policy is critical to assisting in the growth of Latin American economies and their global competitiveness, and to improving the welfare of domestic consumers. This book provides new region-specific insights into how better to achieve these aims.

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