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The Evolution of Competition Law in New Zealand

Rex Ahdar


This monograph presents a detailed, lively, and original chronicle and analysis of New Zealand’s competition law. The modern era began with the Commerce Act 1986 and since then a steady corpus of case law has traversed all the major areas of antitrust law: cartels, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, tying, monopolization, predatory pricing, mergers, private and public enforcement, and so on. The volume explains the rationale for the major reforms of the Commerce Act and traces the development of key concepts such as effective competition, efficiency, market power, market definition, ... More

Keywords: New Zealand, Commerce Act 1986, harmonization, small economy, Harvard School, Chicago School, deregulated economy, effective competition, Australasian antitrust, economic evidence, antitrust enforcement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198855606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198855606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rex Ahdar, author
Professor of Law, University of Otago