Edited by Josef Drexl, Mor Bakhoum, Eleanor M. Fox, Michal S. Gal and David J. Gerber
Chapter 13: Competition, Development and Regional Integration: In Search of a Competition Law Fit for Developing Countries
JOBNAME: Drexl PAGE: 1 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Tue Jul 10 16:13:59 2012 13. Competition, development and regional integration: in search of a competition law ﬁt for developing countries Eleanor M. Fox* 1. INTRODUCTION This chapter addresses the development dimension of competition policies in regional trade areas. In the context of regional collaboration, what character and design of competition law and policy will best enhance development? The question evokes a more generic one: In general, what competition law and policy will best enhance development? I approach these questions by looking ﬁrst at the daunting economic challenges of developing countries, the ﬁt of competition policy and law to help address the challenges, and the choices available to developing countries as they choose a competition law perspective. I then review the beneﬁts and costs of the regional context. The chapter argues that developing countries must develop their own brand of competition law, resisting pressures to copy ‘international standards’ without regard to ﬁt; and it makes suggestions as to how to ﬁnd common ground on rules and standards that developing countries and regions can call their own. * The author thanks Michal Gal, Simon Roberts and D. Daniel Sokol for their most helpful comments. She thanks the Filomen D’Agostino and Max E. Greenberg Foundation for research support. 273 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Drexl-Competition_Policy_and_Regional_Integration 30/5 / Division: 13Fox_typeset /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: JOBNAME: Drexl PAGE: 2 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Tue Jul 10 16:13:59...
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.