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Competition Policy Foundations for Trade Reform, Regulatory Reform, and Sustainable Development

Objective

This study will examine, through collaborative research on developing and industrial economies, the relationships between competition policy and trade reform, domestic regulatory reform, and sustainable development. The research will be conducted in four work packages by experts located in at least four EU member states and Associated States. In addition to a series of papers, the research will result in the production of a report that draws out the implications for policymaking at national, regional, and multilateral levels. The research will focus on the following four work packages: 1. An examination of the extent to which failure to take into account competition principles has compromised the benefits of trade and domestic regulatory reforms, with particular reference to developing countries, and recommendations for the consultation process and implementation of competition law. 2. The identification and analysis of the relative importance of different impediments to the introduction of competition law. 3. An analysis of the pre-requisites for and consequences of current and potential future interactions between various bilateral, regional and multilateral and inter-agency accords on competition law and enforcement. 4. An assessment of the extent to which regional rules on competition law and regional competition enforcement bodies currently, and could in the future, substitute for or complement national competition law and enforcement actions. Although one researcher will be responsible for organising each work package, extensive collaboration will take place between research teams. The project will 1. deepen understanding of the contribution that competition policy-related initiatives can make to sustainable development, 2. provide a stronger basis upon which policymakers, scholars, and civil society can draw in their discussions in national, regional, and multilateral fora, 3. strengthen the research and policy

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Coordinator

CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH
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90-98 Goswell Road
London
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

CASE- ADVISORS LTD.
Poland
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Sienkiewicza 12
Warsaw
INSTITUT FUER WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG HALLE - HALLE INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Germany
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Kleine Märkerstr. 8
Halle(saale)
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Research Services Division, Sussex House
Falmer, Brighton