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Author Scherer, Frederic Michael
Source EconStor
Content type Text
Publisher Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Economics
Subject Keyword Wettbewerbspolitik ♦ WTO-Regeln ♦ Entwicklung ♦ Welt ♦ Entwicklungsländer
Abstract During the past half century many nations have adopted policies whose function is to discourage cartels and other restrictive practices. Industrialized nations led the movement toward pro-competition policies, but more recently, developing nations have begun to join the parade. Initial steps have also been taken toward the implementation of competition policies spanning national borders, and proposals for their extension have been made. This paper analyzes the consequences national and international competition policies would have for developing nations. Topics covered include the dependence of LDCs on cartelized commodity exports, the terms on which intermediate goods and technology are imported by LDCs, access to the markets of industrialized nations, the consequences of substituting predatory pricing standards for the criteria traditionally used to combat dumping in international trade, and the links between domestic and international market structure and the absorption of advanced technology.
Part of series ZEW Discussion Papers x96-26
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-01-01
Publisher Institution ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Kiel, Hamburg
Publisher Place Mannheim
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