Working paper

The Rise of Economics in Competition Policy:

A Canadian Perspective

Marcel Boyer, Thomas W. Ross, and Ralph Winter

Abstract

Competition policy in Canada and elsewhere has changed remarkably over the last fifty years – in large measure due to advances in economics. In this article we trace the impact of developments in industrial organization on the three central areas of competition policy: cartels, single firm conduct and mergers. We focus on Canadian competition policy, but draw comparisons with developments in the United States and Europe.

JEL codes

  • K21: Antitrust Law
  • L40: General
  • L41: Monopolization • Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices

Replaced by

Marcel Boyer, Thomas W. Ross, and Ralph Winter, The Rise of Economics in Competition Policy: : A Canadian Perspective, Canadian Journal of Economics, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, vol. 50, n. 5, December 2017, pp. 1489–1524.

Reference

Marcel Boyer, Thomas W. Ross, and Ralph Winter, The Rise of Economics in Competition Policy: : A Canadian Perspective, TSE Working Paper, n. 17-869, December 2017.

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TSE Working Paper, n. 17-869, December 2017