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Regionalism, Competition Policy and Abuse of Dominant Positions. EIPA Working Paper 98/W/01, May 1998

Bilal, Sanoussi and Olarreaga, Marcelo (1998) Regionalism, Competition Policy and Abuse of Dominant Positions. EIPA Working Paper 98/W/01, May 1998. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    Co-ordination of competition policies within regional trade agreements (RTAs) seems desirable, especially within deeper forms of regional integration. This contributes to a healthy and stable regional trading system. We argue, however, that regional competition policies should be carefully elaborated not to neglect efficiency considerations linked to economies of scale/scope within a regional liberalisation program, in particular, in the case of dominant positions. We also suggest that, in the short term, a less stringent approach to competition policy should be adopted in RTAs among developing countries where market failures may be due not only to imperfect competition but also to credit and labour market constraints.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Regional trade agreements.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > regionalism, international
    EU policies and themes > External relations > international trade
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > competition policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > European Institute of Public Adminstration (Maastricht) > Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2003
    Page Range: p. 23
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:15
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/599

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