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The Worldwide Growth of Competition Law: An Empirical Analysis

The Worldwide Growth of Competition Law: An Empirical Analysis The Antitrust Bulletin/Spring 1998 The worldwide growth of competition law: an empirical analysis BY MARK R.A. PALIM* The objective of this article is to discuss and test a number of hypotheses concerning the recent growth in competition law. Sub­ jecting competition law to empirical testing is not a novel idea. Judge Posner, in his pioneering study of U.S. antitrust law, argued that "(a)ntitrust enforcement is inefficient, and the first step toward improvement must be . . . a much greater interest in the dry subject of . . . antitrust statistics."! There is no reason to believe that Judge Posner's advice regarding the usefulness of sta- * Price Waterhouse. AUTHOR'S NOTE: This article is based on my doctoral dissertation and, therefore, 1 wish to thank my dissertation chair, Bob Tollison, and my committee members, Tyler Cowen and Bill Kovacic, at George Mason University. Richard A. Posner, A Statistical Study of Antitrust Law Enforce­ ment, 13 J.L. & ECON. 365,419 (1970). © 1998 by Federal Legal Publications. Inc 106 The antitrust bulletin tistical analysis is any less valid for the study of competition laws of other nations.? Section I of this article sets forth the current state of competi­ tion http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antitrust Bulletin SAGE

The Worldwide Growth of Competition Law: An Empirical Analysis

The Antitrust Bulletin , Volume 43 (1): 41 – Mar 1, 1998

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SAGE
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© 1998 SAGE Publications
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0003-603X
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1930-7969
DOI
10.1177/0003603X9804300106
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The Antitrust Bulletin/Spring 1998 The worldwide growth of competition law: an empirical analysis BY MARK R.A. PALIM* The objective of this article is to discuss and test a number of hypotheses concerning the recent growth in competition law. Sub­ jecting competition law to empirical testing is not a novel idea. Judge Posner, in his pioneering study of U.S. antitrust law, argued that "(a)ntitrust enforcement is inefficient, and the first step toward improvement must be . . . a much greater interest in the dry subject of . . . antitrust statistics."! There is no reason to believe that Judge Posner's advice regarding the usefulness of sta- * Price Waterhouse. AUTHOR'S NOTE: This article is based on my doctoral dissertation and, therefore, 1 wish to thank my dissertation chair, Bob Tollison, and my committee members, Tyler Cowen and Bill Kovacic, at George Mason University. Richard A. Posner, A Statistical Study of Antitrust Law Enforce­ ment, 13 J.L. & ECON. 365,419 (1970). © 1998 by Federal Legal Publications. Inc 106 The antitrust bulletin tistical analysis is any less valid for the study of competition laws of other nations.? Section I of this article sets forth the current state of competi­ tion

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Published: Mar 1, 1998

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