Niels Petersen Is There a Relationship Between Anti-Trust Law, Economic Growth, and Democratic Development?
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University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
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By means of a panel data analysis presented in this interview, NIELS PETERSEN explores the relation between anti-trust institutions, the level of democracy, and economic development. Panel data from 154 states dating from 1960 to 2005 cannot substantiate a positive relation between the existence of anti-trust law and democratic development; the empirical findings even suggest that there is only a weak link between anti-trust law and economic growth.
LT Video Publication DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21036/LTPUB10006
Antitrust Law and the Promotion of Democracy and Economic Growth
- Niels Petersen
- Journal of Competition Law and Economics
- Published in 2013