Article Title

Competition Policy and Economic Development in East Asia

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Washington University Global Studies Law Review


This Article examines competition, competition policy, and economic development in developing countries in East Asia. The term “competition policy” is defined broadly to include not only competition law but also other measures such as regulation, trade, and foreign direct investment (FDI) policies that influence competition. Part II of this Article examines how competition influences economic development from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. Part III examines several policies that impact competition, namely, competition law, regulation, trade, and FDI policies. The discussion of each policy begins with theoretical examinations and then turns to empirical findings. Part IV presents some concluding remarks.