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Antitrust in Open Economies

Reprint No. 2007:8

Author(s): Joseph Francois and Henrik HornYear: 2007 Title: The Political Economy of Antitrust Chapter: 18Editor(s): Vivek Ghosal and Johan StennekPublisher: ElsevierCity: Amsterdam Pages: 463–483


We examine antitrust rules in a two county general equilibrium trade model, contrasting national and multilateral (cooperative) determination of competition policy, exploring the properties of the policy equilibrium. It is not imperfect competition, but variation in competitive stance between sectors that matters for trading partners. Beggar-thy-neighbor competition policies relate to countries' comparative advantages, and hurt the factor intensively used, or specific to, the imperfectly competitive sector. They also create a competitive advantage for export firms. FDI can be pro-competitive in this context, reducing the scope for beggar-thy-neighbor policies and reducing the gains from a multilateral competition agreement.


Reference:
Francois, Joseph and Henrik Horn (2007), "Antitrust in Open Economies". Chapter 18, pp. 463–483 in Vivek Ghosal and Johan Stennek, eds., The Political Economy of Antitrust. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Henrik Horn

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Trust in the European Union in Challenging Times

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This is the first book in the Interdisciplinary European Studies collection. This volume provides an interdisciplinary perspective on trust in the EU from the vantage point of political science, law and economics. Lars Oxelheim, Lund University and affiliated to IFN, is one of the authors.

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