The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Competition Policy

  • Alan Hughes
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The content and direction of competition policy is inevitably conditioned by the domestic structure and international relations of the economy in which the policy is applied. Since my discussion, although theoretical, is essentially concrete, I will direct my analysis to the case of competition policy in the UK. However, the argument may readily be generalized to other economies.

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