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Competition Law and Policy in Latin America

Editor(s): Eleanor Fox, Daniel Sokol
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Published: 05-08-2009
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ISBN: 9781847315298
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About Competition Law and Policy in Latin America

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 better achieve these aims.

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, policymakers, and journalists.

Table Of Contents

Chapter I. Introduction
Eleanor M Fox and D Daniel Sokol

Chapter II. The Development of Human Capital in Latin American Competition Policy
D Daniel Sokol

Chapter III. The Recent Development of the Brazilian Competition Policy System
Elizabeth MMQ Farina and Patricia Agra Araújo

Chapter IV. Mexican Competition Policy
Marcos Avalos Bracho

Chapter V. The Argentine Competition Law and its Enforcement
Germán Coloma

Chapter VI. To What Extent Will the Possibility of Executing Agreements with Cartel Members Impact on Brazilian Antitrust Policy?
Leopoldo Ubiratan Carreiro Pagotto

Chapter VII. 'Gun Jumping' or Cartel: Is Brazil Prepared for this Analysis?
Leonor Cordovil

Chapter VIII. Leniency Program in Brazil
Mauro Grinberg

Chapter IX. Building Trust in Antitrust: The Chilean Case
Elina Cruz and Sebastian Zarate

Chapter X. Quality of Evidence and Cartel Prosecution: The Case of Chile
Aldo González

Chapter XI. Tacit Collusion in Latin America: A Comparative Study of the Competition Laws and Their Enforcement in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Panama
Juan D Gutiérrez R

Chapter XII. The Detection of Cartels and the Blending of Law and Economics
William S Comanor

Chapter XIII. Collusion in Convergent Markets
Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

Chapter XIV. Latin America and the Control of International Cartels
John M Connor

Chapter XV. Private Enforcement Against International Cartels in Latin America: A US Perspective
Daniel A Crane

Chapter XVI. The US Federal Trade Commission and Competition Advocacy: Lessons for Latin American Competition Policy
Todd J Zywicki and James C Cooper

Chapter XVII. Determinants of the Fares in the Chilean Airline Market: An Empirical Approximation to the Case of LAN CHILE
Roy Costilla and Javier Velozo

Chapter XVIII. Mergers, Prices and Concentration in the Supermarket Industry: The Case of Chile
Andrés Gómez-Lobo and Aldo González

Chapter XIX. The Agricultural Sector and Competition Policy in Colombia
Ricardo Arguello and María Clara Lozano Ortiz de Zarate

Chapter XX. Merger Policy in Latin America
Joseph Krauss

Chapter XXI. Downloading Competition Law from a Regional Trade Agreement: A Strategy to Introduce Competition Law in Bolivia and Ecuador
Francisco Marcos

Chapter XXII. Promoting Competition Policies from the Private Sector in Latin America
Julián Peña


“This book constitutes a valuable tool not only for Latin American competition authorities and practitioners, but also for policymakers in developing countries and the worldwide academic and business community. It is also a starting point for increased interaction within the antitrust community in Latin America.” –  Paulo Montt, Global Competition Review, Vol. 12, Issue 9

“...offers an overview of some of the most outstanding aspects of competition law and policy in the context of the major Latin American economies, paying particular attention to the institutional and political environment in which this policy has emerged and needs to (further) develop in the near future...The book makes a major contribution to the still limited literature on Latin American competition policy…” –  Albert Sánchez Graells, European Competition Journal, Vol 5, No 3

“Fox and Sokol should be applauded for their selection of contributors, as they are predominantly local practitioners, enforcers, and academics, and they speak with an authority gained from considerable experience in the region…The book thoughtfully analyses the latest developments in the region. It is highly readable and a useful addition for policymakers, practitioners, and interested observers.” –  Maria Coppola, World Competition

Competition Law and Policy in Latin America is an excellent contribution to a field with scarce available literature. This book is a useful resource for libraries, law firms, and academic private collections interested in antitrust matters.” –  Ricardo Jungmann, The Antitrust Source

Competition Law and Policy in Latin American will be of particular interest to competition agencies, academics in law, economics and Latin American studies. However, it is also a useful tool for practitioners around the world in the areas of antitrust and competition policy, policymakers, and journalists.

The treatment of “competition policy” provides a useful examination of not only general analysis of competition law in the region and specific competition law issues though case studies, it also evaluates the implementation of the law and the effectiveness of government authorities in doing so, in the context of a developing competition law system.

” –  Bruce Lloyd and Katie Wood, European Competition Law Review, Volume 32, Issue 1

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