Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics
HomeAboutSeriesSubject/JEL codesAdvanced Search
European Instiute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics EIJS Working Papers Series

No 94:
Reform of British Competition Policy: Is European Integration the Only Major Factor?

Kenji Suzuki ()

Abstract: In 1998, Britain carried out the reform of competition policy legislation, which was the largest in the past twenty-five years. This paper examines the policy-making process leading to that reform and discusses the factors driving the movement. Since the original nationally-specific system was transformed into the more Europe-based system by the reform, it may be natural to look at the progress of European integration and other external changes as the main factors for that policy change. However, one should not ignore the effect of the change in the internal factors, that is, the endogenous development of competition policy officials. The main argument of the proposed paper is that the progress of European integration is important for explaining the domestic policy change in member states, but that we need to take account of the change in the domestic policy-making process as well.

Keywords: Britain; competition policy; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: H11; (follow links to similar papers)

23 pages, May 20, 2000

Before downloading any of the electronic versions below you should read our statement on copyright.
Download GhostScript for viewing Postscript files and the Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.

Full text versions of the paper:

eijswp0094.pdf    PDF-file (181kB) 
Download Statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Nanhee Lee ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson () or Helena Lundin ().

Programing by
Design by Joachim Ekebom

Handle: RePEc:hhs:eijswp:0094 This page was generated on 2015-05-27 22:01:39