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Competition Law and Policy in Latin America


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This book offers an unparalleled analysis of the emerging law and economics of competition policy in Latin America. Nearly all Latin American countries now have competition laws and agencies to enforce them. Yet, these laws and agencies are relatively young. The relative youth of Latin American competition agencies, and the institutional and political environment in which they operate, limit the ability of agencies to effectively address anti-competitive conduct. Competition policy is a tool to overcome anti-market traditions in Latin America. Effective competition policy is critical to assisting in the growth of Latin American economies, their global competitiveness, and improving the welfare of domestic consumers. This book provides new region-specific insights on how to achieve these aims better. This authoritative volume will be of particular interest to competition agencies; academics in law, economics, and Latin American Studies; practitioners around the world in the areas of antitrust and competition policy; and policy makers.