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This investigation has examined the role of national competition policy as a factor or dimension of a national economic policy to strengthen the international competitiveness of the nation. It has been assumed the existence of a modern and comprehensive national competition law, enforced by an independent, non-interventionist national antitrust authority that refrains from protectionist and discriminatory antitrust decisions. The advantages of such a national competition policy regime have been highlighted in distinction to international competition rules. Accordingly, the investigation is closely related to two current economic debates: the demands for an international harmonization of competition policy and the debate about a macroeconomic competitiveness of nations.

Keywords

Competition Policy International Competition International Competitiveness Regulatory Competition Level Playing Field 
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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2008

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