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Competition Law and Development$
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Daniel D. Sokol, Thomas K. Cheng, and Ioannis Lianos

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780804785716

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804785716.001.0001

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Economic Development and Global Competition Law Convergence

Economic Development and Global Competition Law Convergence

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(p.13) 1 Economic Development and Global Competition Law Convergence
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Competition Law and Development
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David J. Gerber

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785716.003.0002

Global convergence seems to many to be the best, perhaps the only, available strategy for reducing the conflicts, costs and uncertainties that the current transnational competition law regime imposes on global economic activity. Many assume that the role of economics is key to the potential success of this strategy. The entire convergence strategy is built on this assumption but the assumption has received little systematic attention, at least until recently, yet its central importance calls for closer scrutiny of its conceptual and empirical foundations. This chapter explores the basis for expecting developing countries to converge toward the economics-based model of competition law.

Keywords:   Economics, competition law, economic development, globalization, convergence, economic regulation, international law

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