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Should competition authorities care about conglomerate mergers?

Mergers and acquisitions may change competition even when they do not affect market structure, a case known as conglomerate mergers. Competition authorities for a long time have adopted an ambiguous view towards conglomerate mergers, in particular those that are product …
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The Efficiency-Growth Dilemma: An Analysis of Regulation’s Impact on Short and Long-Term Development

In the midst of an ongoing recovery of economies worldwide, a growing concern regarding competitiveness and efficient regulations has arisen. Countries have taken different paths in the hopes of procuring higher growth rates, be it through austerity or expansion of …
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Competition Assessment in developing countries: Policy challenges after the global crisis

After the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, the world has been facing persistently low economic growth, particularly in many developing economies where the low growth environment is putting progress and shared prosperity at risk. In addition to this context, numerous laws, …
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The Internationalization of Merger Review: Extraterritoriality, Conflicts and Convergence

Differences in the assessment standards and notification procedures of merger policy across jurisdictions impose substantial transaction costs on international business and commerce. In this paper, the issue of the internationalization of merger policy will be discussed by focusing on the …
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Structural Change and Protection: Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN

As part of their regional integration measures, the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) entered a commitment to remove non-tariff barriers and harmonize non-tariff measures by 2015. Despite this, non-tariff measures have steadily increased in the region. …
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