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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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Prioritizing Cartel Enforcement in Developing World Competition Agencies

Prioritizing Cartel Enforcement in Developing World Competition Agencies

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(p.137) 8 Prioritizing Cartel Enforcement in Developing World Competition Agencies
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Competition Law and Development
Author(s):
D. Daniel Sokol, Andreas Stephan
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804785716.003.0009

This chapter identifies how developing world competition agencies can best prioritize cartel enforcement. Each jurisdiction will face a slightly different set of issues depending on its specific level of development and its socio-economic, legal and institutional endowments. Nevertheless, there are four key challenges facing most economies in transition: (1) an inability to challenge international cartels, which are potentially very damaging to developing economies; (2) obstacles to effective domestic enforcement, including the successful introduction of leniency, the imposition of penalties and the creation of competition and compliance cultures; (3) the danger of firms in concentrated markets colluding tacitly, so as to put their activities out of reach of anti-cartel enforcement and (4) collusion in public procurement, which may be particularly widespread.

Keywords:   competition law, cartel, enforcement, collusion, international cartels, procurement, law and development

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