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Special Report on

Competition Law in Action

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Inefficiency and corruption collude to keep people poor. The solution: rules and regulations that force companies to compete fairly. IDRC hears from the experts. For some people, the word �competition� brings to mind the realm of business or maybe sports. But competition is a crucial issue also for those who struggle to achieve economic justice and international development � and for the many who will benefit from these efforts. This is because open competition is a form of �economic democracy� that frustrates price-fixing, bid-rigging, and other forms of corruption and inefficiency. Competition is essential for the well-being ...
and governments have always been subject to scrutiny, and sometimes severe sanctions. Since the twentieth century, competition law has become global. The two largest and most influential systems of competition regulation are United States antitrust law and European Union competition law . National and regional competition authorities across the world have formed international support and enforcement networks. Modern competition law has historically evolved on a country level to promote and maintain competition in markets principally within the territorial boundaries of nation-states . National competition law usually does not ...
US Supreme Court Tackles Single v. Multiple Enterprise Issue in ...
antitrust case.   In this important case, the USSC again visited the difficult question as to when an entity will be considered to be a single entity (as opposed to multiple entities) for the purposes of the application of Section 1 of the Sherman Act (Section 1 of the Sherman Act prohibits certain illegal restraints of trade and is the U.S. equivalent to the criminal conspiracy provisions under Section 45 of the Canadian  Competition Act ). This case involved a decision by the 32 separately owned professional football teams in the NFL to grant exclusive licenses for their intellectual property (and in particular, an exclusive ... market research, surveys and trends
Micro sense… Macro madness » Human Action
Why are we so good at understanding companies and yet so bad at understanding the economy?  After all, surely no one can disagree that any economy is merely an aggregation of companies.  Output, investment, employment and all the other macroeconomic metrics we like to focus on, originate from the company.  Companies make investment decisions.  Companies decide where, what and how much to produce.  Companies provide employment opportunities for the majority of us not engaged in entrepreneurial capitalist ventures. However, in the world we live in today, it seems that understanding what makes a company successful at the micro ... market research, surveys and trends


acquisitions rose from 0.5 percent of world GDP in the mid-1980s to over 2 percent in 2000. ..... for competition policy, with over $300 million devoted per year.16 To ...... Competition Law in Action: Experiences from Developing ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
JULIAN CLARKE & SUSAN JOEKES, COMPETITION LAW IN ACTION: EXPERIENCES FROM .... percent of the world's population lives on less than one dollar a day, and in ...... developing countries in 1997 was $51.1 billion, and that the price of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Copyrighting Fashion: Who Gains?
we wrote about knockoffs, a widespread practice in the fashion industry. American law does not prohibit copying fashion designs. Paradoxically, the payoff from free copying has been enormous. Copying helps set trends (you can’t know it’s a trend until it’s been copied) and then helps destroy them – once a design has been widely copied, the fashion-forward hop on to the next new thing. This is the familiar fashion cycle. What’s less obvious is that the absence of copyright makes the process possible. The fashion cycle turns faster, and the industry gets richer – and creates new designs more frequently. So why on earth would ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Local Briefs
Scott Keller of Toms River has joined Customized Mortgage Solutions, Tinton Falls, as partner and executive president. Keller, with more than 13 years experience, will work to develop and expand the sales force, manage the loan officers and increase production and revenue for the firm. Prior to joining CMS, Keller managed groups for MetLife Home Loans and Chase Home Loans. He is a member of the Monmouth County Association of Realtors, the South Monmouth Board of Realtors and the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce. Louis J. Petriello has been named chief financial officer and general counsel for Loan Value Group, Rumson. In this ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Designing Competition Law Institutions: Values, Structure, and Mandate
Apr 8, 2010 ... 22. TAIMOON STEWART ET AL., INT'L DEV. RESEARCH CTR., COMPETITION LAW IN ACTION: EXPERIENCES FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 19–20, 26–31 (2007). ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Private Participation in the Enforcement of Public Competition Laws
The views presented here are the author's alone and not necessarily those of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission or any of its members. As revised, this paper will appear in Current Competition Law: Volume II (Mads Ardenas, Michael Hutchings & Philip Marsden eds. 2004). The decision to establish a system of public law entails choices about the design of institutions through which legislative and regulatory commands will be enforced. This presentation considers the possible consequences of engaging private parties in the enforcement of a competition law. Its observations and predictions are grounded in the experience of the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Designing Better Institutions to Enforce Competition Law: A ...
Mar 28, 2010 ... How does the law on the books differ from the law in action in terms of competition law enforcement and institutional arrangements? ...
Is There Really A Whole Lot Of Competition In The Field Of Law ...
Ok, so I'm just about to graduate from the 8th grade. And I thought to myself one day,'If I'm going to be a lawyer, I don't want a lot of competition.' So, I asked my parents and they said that there is a lot of competition in the law career. I just wanted to know-preferably from a lawyers point of view-is there A TON of competition in the field of law? Member since: September 17, 2009 Total points: 2369 (Level 3) Badge Image: If you don't want a lot of competition, then the legal field is not for you, sweetie. Being an attorney means you are "competitive" every day. As an ...
Strategy and techniques for selling against strong competition ...
If you separate yourself from the herd and have a compelling message perhaps your prospects will listen. It’s all about relationship building and understanding what your prospects challenges, frustrations, pain points and successes are. Know your competition and how they sell. When I say know I mean know everything you can. 1. How much of an investment is their product? 2. What is the frequency of their face-to-face client visits? 3. What are their limitations and vulnerabilities? 4. What is the health of the corporation? 5. What is the nature of their relationships with their clients and prospects? 6. How quickly do they ...