Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Abel Mateus (University of New Lisbon - Economics) has an interesting paper on Competition and Development: What Competition Law Regime?
ABSTRACT: Using a law and economics model of competition law enforcement we try to answer the following questions: What characterizes the effectiveness of a competition law regime? How has competition law enforcement spread around the world? What factors limit the enforcement of competition law? And finally, what regimes for competition law and what are the pre-requisites for each one? Our econometric analysis confirms that democracy, the level of education and control of vested interests are the most important pre-requisites for a competition law regime, and its improvement is crucial for having a more effective regime. Quality of public administration and the regulatory system as well as of the judicial system and reduction of corruption are sub-factors that are central to enforcement.