Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/187446
Authors: 
Anderson, Robert D.
Kovacic, William E.
Müller, Anna Caroline
Sporysheva, Nadezhda
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
WTO Staff Working Paper No. ERSD-2018-12
Abstract: 
Competition policy, today, is an essential element of the legal and institutional framework for the global economy. Whereas decades ago, anti-competitive practices tended to be viewed mainly as a domestic phenomenon, most facets of competition law enforcement now have an important international dimension. Examples include: the investigation and prosecution of price fixing and market sharing arrangements that often spill across national borders and, in important instances, encircle the globe; multiple recent, prominent cases of abuses of a dominant position in high-tech network industries; important current cases involving transnational energy markets; and major corporate mergers that often need to be simultaneously reviewed by multiple jurisdictions. Beyond competition law enforcement per se, increasingly, major issues of competition policy (e.g., the impact on competition of the structure and scope of intellectual property rights or the role of state-owned enterprises) implicate the interests of multiple jurisdictions. [...]
Subjects: 
competition policy
anti-competitive practices
international trade policy
WTO agreements
regional trade agreements
state-owned enterprises
competitive neutrality
the digital economy
JEL: 
F02
F13
F23
F53
L40
L44
L49
N40
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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