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Competition Policy and Regional Integration in Developing Countries
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Competition Policy and Regional Integration in Developing Countries

9781781004302 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Josef Drexl, Director, Mor Bakhoum, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany, Eleanor M. Fox, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law, US, Michal S. Gal, Professor and Director, Center for Law and Technology, University of Haifa, Israel and David J. Gerber, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, US
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 78100 430 2 Extent: 352 pp
The book provides insights on the regional integration experiences in developing countries, their potential for development and the role of competition law and policy in the process. Moreover, the book emphasizes the development dimension both of regional competition policies and of competition law. Although it holds many promises for developing countries, some challenges must be overcome for the process of creating a regional market and applying a competition law, to be successful. This timely book delivers concrete proposals that will help to unleash the potential of regional integration and regional competition policies, and help developing countries fully enjoy the benefits deriving from a regional market.

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This book presents a detailed study of the interface between regional integration and competition policies of selected regional trade agreements (RTAs), and the potential of regional competition laws to help developing countries achieve their development goals.

The book provides insights on the regional integration experiences in developing countries, their potential for development and the role of competition law and policy in the process. Moreover, the book emphasizes the development dimension both of regional competition policies and of competition law. This timely book delivers concrete proposals that will help to unleash the potential of regional integration and regional competition policies, and also help developing countries to fully enjoy the benefits deriving from a regional market.

Bringing together analysis from well-known scholars in the developed world with practical insight from scholars in countries hoping to exploit the potential of competition law, this book will appeal to academics working in the field of competition law, practitioners, policy makers and officials from developing countries, as well as those in development organizations such as UNCTAD.
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‘This book is very interesting and provides a valuable contribution to the scholarship on competition law in developing countries. Policymakers and lawyers involved in these fields will gain perspective about the benefits and problems related to the experiences presented in this work.’
– Andrés Palacios Lleras, World Competition

‘This wonderful volume offers a timely and important look at competition policy where it is changing the most – developing countries pursuing regional agreements. It provides superb analytical discussions of the impact of regional competition policy integration, why developing states have pursued this strategy, and the extent to which it is meeting their needs. The editors have assembled a superb roster of experts, so it is not a surprise that the book recommendations are insightful, and deserving of attention from policy makers.’
– Andrew Guzman, Berkeley Law School, US

‘This book makes it perfectly clear that a pro-competitive environment is an important condition for further progress on the road to development. The potential for improvement is even larger if the competitive framework is not reserved to the national level but extends to the regional dimension. The task is complex, and errors cannot be excluded. This highly recommendable book shows how to avoid them.’
– Andreas Heinemann, International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Contributors
Contributors: A. Amunategui Abad, M. Bakhoum, D.S. Beckford, J. Cortázar, J. Drexl, E.M. Fox, M.S. Gal, D.J. Gerber, G.K. Lipimile, G. Mamhare, J. Molestina, K. Moodaliyar, M. Ngom, T. Stewart, L. Thanadsillapakul, I.F. Wassmer
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Contents:

Introduction
Mor Bakhoum

PART I: PROMISES AND CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING REGIONAL COMPETITION POLICY REGIMES
1. The Harmonization of ASEAN: Competition Laws and Policy from an Economic Integration Perspective
Lawan Thanadsillapakul

2. Competition Law and Policy in the Framework of ASEAN
Anthony Amunategui Abad

3. Southern African Development Community (SADC) Regional Competition Policy
Gladmore Mamhare

4. Competition Policy in SADC: A South African Perspective
Kasturi Moodaliyar

PART II: INSTITUTIONAL COHERENCE, REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND COMPETITION POLICY
5. Institutional Coherence and Effectiveness of a Regional Competition Policy: The Case of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
Mor Bakhoum and Julia Molestina

6. Regional Integration and Competition Policy in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Region
Mbissane Ngom

7. Andean Competition Law: Looking for the Private Sector, or the Quest for the Missing Link in Antitrust
Javier Cortázar

PART III: ECONOMIC STRUCTURE, REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT
8. Regional Integration in the Caribbean: The Role of Competition Policy
Taimoon Stewart

9. Implementing Effective Competition Policy through Regional Trade Agreements: The Case of CARICOM
Delroy S. Beckford

10. The COMESA Regional Competition Regulations
George K. Lipimile

PART IV: THE DEVELOPMENT DIMENSION OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND COMPETITION POLICY
11. Economic Integration and Competition Law in Developing Countries
Josef Drexl

12. Regionalization, Development and Competition Law: Exploring the Political Dimension
David J. Gerber

13. Competition, Development and Regional Integration: In Search of a Competition Law Fit for Developing Countries
Eleanor M. Fox

14. Regional Agreements of Developing Jurisdictions: Unleashing the Potential
Michal S. Gal and Inbal Faibish Wassmer

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