The Optimal Degree of Centralization or Decentralization: Recommendations for and Implications of Certain Institutional Designs
Having defined the elements that shape the degree of centralization or decentralization of competition law enforcement in the WAEMU, the AndeanC and the CARICOM, the next section will draw general conclusions and discuss the implications for the institutional design of competition law enforcement in developing countries. This mainly raises two questions: (1) Which implications result from a specific institutional design of competition law enforcement? The answer to this question will be given for the specific “dimensions” of competition law enforcement in an RTA. (2) What are the conditions in the sense of “competition constraints” that determine the efficacy of a certain institutional competition law enforcement design?