Articles

Competition Advocacy: the Italian Experience


Abstract


Competition advocacy is considered, together with enforcement, the core business of an antitrust authority. Broadly speaking there are at least three main tasks regularly performed by most, if not all, antitrust agencies that are amenable to the advocacy function: addressing laws and regulations in order to remove unnecessary impediments to competition; engaging in sector enquiries to understand markets behavior and identify critical issues; explaining the benefits of open competitive markets to the public opinion. This article examines these three main tasks and outlines the challenges for competition agencies, with references to the experience of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) and the initiatives undertaken at international level.

Keywords


Advocacy; Art. 21 bis; Compliance; Liberalization; Market Studies; ICN; OECD; World Bank; Antitrust

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NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aagcm-15171

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12870/iar-10194

References






Rivista Italiana Antitrust / Italian Antitrust Review
ISSN: 2284-3272

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