Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Competition and Development: What competition law regime?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

UCL Centre for Law and Economics presents a  Competition Law in a Global Context Lecture convened by Dr Ioannis Lianos (UCL)

Competition and Development: What competition law regime? 

Professor Abel Mateus
New University of Lisbon and 
former President of the Portuguese Competition Authority 

on 25 October 2010, from 1-2pm

UCL Law Faculty 
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG

Sign up online for your place (free of charge) at: http://global-competition-mateus.eventbrite.com/

About the lecture: 
Using a law and economics model of competition law enforcement we try to answer the following questions: What characterises 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 confirm 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.

About the speaker:
Abel Mateus is Associate Professor at New University of Lisbon and an adviser to the Board of the Banco de Portugal. He was the first President of the Portuguese Competition Authority from 2003 - 2008. Prior to this, he was adviser to the Board and Executive Director of the Banco de Portugal, a member of the Monetary Committee and a member of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Commission. For 10 years, he was a senior economist at the World Bank, where he worked with several North African and Latin American countries, including as project leader for a structural adjustment programme in Morocco, and for a large decentralisation and regional development project in Mexico, besides being a macroeconomist for several countries. He also worked on the social and agricultural sectors of several North African and Latin American Countries. During his six-year period as Member of the Board of the Banco de Portugal, he was responsible for the monetary policy in Portugal and, in particular, for bringing the country into the Eurozone. He also worked extensively on tax reforms. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has taught at the "Universidade Nova de Lisboa", "Universidade Católica Portuguesa" and "Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa". He has published extensively. He speaks Portuguese (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish.

You are invited to the following event:
Competition and Development: What competition law regime?

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM (GMT)

UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom


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