The promotion of liberalised and deregulated markets by bilateral and multilateral aid donors, and by global institutions such as the WTO, has led to significant attention being paid to competition and regulatory reforms in developing economies. The process of reform involves the transfer and diffusion of market models derived from practice and theory in developed countries. However, in developing countries, regulation needs to do more than simply promote competitiveness and consumer interests: it also needs to ensure that the market nurtures development. By examining the numerous impacts of regulation, this book fills a gap in the literature on economic and social development. The contents are divided into three parts: Part I: Competition and Regulation in Developing Countries: An Overview, Part II: Competition, Regulation and Development: Leading Concepts and Issues, and Part III: Competition and Regulation in Developing Countries: Policies and Practice. The contributors are: R.M. Aldaba, T.G. Arun, E. Aryeetey, A. Barrientos, L.V. Cariño, C.V. Chang, P. Cook, R. Duncombe, D. Eldridge, R.V. Fabella, R. Heeks, G. Hodge, P. Holmes, C. Kirkpatrick, M. Knight-John, C. Lee, J.S. Metcalfe, M. Minogue, D. Mitlin, K. Müller, A. Ogus, D. Parker, R. Ramlogan, T.W. Syn, and E. Uyarra.
Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, CRC Series on Competition, Regulation and Development, 464 pp.