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Title Competition policies and consumer welfare : corporate strategies and consumer prices in developing countries / edited by Lahcen Achy and Susan Joekes
Published Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016
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Contents Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; PART I: THE DISTRIBUTION OF FOODSTUFFS; 2 An assessment of anticompetitive conduct in the supermarkets sector in Costa Rica; 3 The consumer goods distribution sector in Armenia; 4 The market in cereals in Mali; 5 Production and distribution in the beef, poultry and milk sectors in Zambia; PART II: THE DISTRIBUTION OF PHARMACEUTICALS; 6 The distribution of pharmaceuticals in Jamaica; 7 The pharmaceuticals sector in Vietnam
PART III: THE DISTRIBUTION OF SERVICES: INTERNATIONAL MONEY TRANSFERS AND TV PROGRAMMES8 International money transfer services in Uzbekistan; 9 TV distribution services in Argentina; PART IV: PUBLIC PROCUREMENT; 10 Public procurement in India; 11 Public procurement in Morocco; Index
Summary The fundamental goal of competition law is to support productivity and innovativeness; in fact, the short-term effect of enforcement actions is often a reduction in product prices. This book reports the findings of consumer market studies into a range of goods and services in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It finds a pervasive lack of competition in those markets, which not only reduces the standard of living of consumers, including poor and vulnerable groups, but also softens the incentives on firms to improve the efficiency of their operations and the quality of thei
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consumer price indexes -- Developing countries.
Corporations -- Developing countries -- Growth.
Prices -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1784717231 (electronic bk.)
9781784717230 (electronic bk.)