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Competition Buzz: Latin America Cartel Control

 |  February 23, 2016

By: John M. Connor
Purdue University

CPI shares a commitment with competition authorities throughout the world to support the development of effective competition policy, gathering and disseminating Best practices and hoping to further the understanding of authorities and scholars regarding competition matters. In this occasion, we bring you a classic paper from the archives of the Social Science Research Network, where Prof. Emeritus John M. Connor brings us an in-depth look at the state of competition regulation in four major Latin American economies back in 2008.

International cartelists today face antitrust investigations and possible fines from a score of national and supranational antitrust authorities. This paper provides quantitative information about the size and impacts of international cartel activity in Latin America and uses a sample of modern private cartels to evaluate the relative effectiveness of the four most active Latin American antitrust authorities: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. The sample consists of legal and economic information on 433international cartels discovered in Latin America and the rest of the world during 1990-2007.

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