Competition and antitrust policy in the enlarged European Union: a level playing field?

Holscher, Jens and Stephan, Johannes (2009) Competition and antitrust policy in the enlarged European Union: a level playing field? Journal of Common Market Studies, 47 (4). pp. 863-889. ISSN 0021-9886

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Abstract

With the central and eastern European countries (CEECs) increasingly included into the international division of labour in the European economic space, we are prompted to ask whether this integration operates on a level playing field with respect to competition policy. In fact, our analysis reveals that effectiveness of implementation of competition law and policy and intensity of competition are lower in the CEECs. We find no reason to believe that the new eastern EU members struggle with the recent reforms of competition policy in the EU, nor do we see the necessity for policy action to spur effective implementation.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L100 Economics > L160 International economics and trade
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2009.02008.x
Faculties: Brighton Business School > Economic and Social Transition Research Group
Depositing User: business editor
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 23:23
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 09:38
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/8330

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