Historical Discord in Transatlantic Competition Relations

Institutional Differences and Self-Interested Actors
  • Chad Damro
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


If Lord Wilberforce is correct, then a state of Keohanian discord should be commonplace in most, if not all, international competition relations. States have different interests and, therefore, will disagree with one another over individual competition cases. Such a state of discord seems an appropriate characterization of historical transatlantic competition relations. In fact, the discord was so prevalent, both the United States and European states established institutions to support their own interests against ‘attacks’ from other states.


Competition Policy Federal Trade Commission Competition Authority Merger Control Merging Firm 
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  • Chad Damro
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  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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