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Comparative Competition Policy: National Institutions in a Global Market

G. Bruce Doern and Stephen Wilks


This book studies competition policy, an area which has emerged as a vibrant and influential discipline within the study of economic policy and policy making. The victory of market economics means that every capitalist country has created or intensified competition policy. The book compares the six ‘model’ policy regimes of the USA, Germany, Japan, the UK, Canada, and the European Union. The role of institutions and political process in controlling monopolies, cartels, and mergers is emphasised. The case for convergence and the emergence of a global regime is evaluated. Cutting through the tra ... More

Keywords: competition policy, market economics, USA, Germany, Japan, UK, Canada, European Union, monopolies, cartels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280620
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. Bruce Doern, editor
University of Exeter

Stephen Wilks, editor
University of Exeter
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