Competition Policy And Inequality: Developing Countries’ Prespectives

By Azza A. Raslan – 

The article investigates the inclusion of broader policy objectives that are linked to development and wealth equality in the competition laws of developing jurisdictions. It discusses the subtleties of the different approaches to policy choices, providing a cross-sectional analysis of the issue. It emphasizes the need for more empirical research of the enforcement activities in these jurisdictions to, on the one hand, understand how they reconcile these different (and sometimes contradicting) objectives, which would enrich this debate and inform other jurisdictions about what has worked (or not) and how, and on the other hand, the possibility of assisting developing jurisdictions in determining when and how competition law becomes relevant to their developmental path rather than having unrealistic expectations of what competition law can deliver.