Tuesday, August 05, 2008

E-Book of the Month at Butler Community College


August, 2008

Competition and Development: The Power of Competitive Markets

by Susan Joekes and Phil Evans
IDRC 2008

The growth of international trade and investment has brought about many changes in the economies of developing countries, including a move away from state-controlled enterprise. However, it has also made developing countries more vulnerable to new and potentially harmful types of anticompetitive business practices.

Competition and Development: The Power of Competitive Markets demonstrates the importance of true and fair competition to sustainable development and an effective marketplace, touching on issues of globalization, consumer welfare, cartels and monopolies, and trade liberalization. It provides an introduction to competition, and competition law and policy in developing countries. It focuses on the practical problems faced in developing countries and the steps that have been and can be taken to overcome those problems.

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