The Development of Competition Law and Economics in South Africa

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Kasturi Moodaliyar, Simon A. Roberts
HSRC Press, 2012 - Business & Economics - 219 pages

An important and timely contribution to rapidly growing competition law in South Africa, this study meets the need for critical evaluation of the developments in the field since the Competition Act came into force in 1999. Chapters cover vital questions ranging from broad policy considerations to technical issues in the main areas of competition evaluation, namely merger assessment, abuse-of-dominance enforcement, and the detection and prosecution of cartels. The book reflects on the maturing South African competition law regime and discusses a framework for promotion competition in electronic communications; vertical arithmetic and its application in vertical mergers; price discrimination in input markets; the empirical differences between collusion, parallelism, and competition; and the role of information exchange in facilitating collusion.

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About the author (2012)

Kasturi Moodaliyar is a senior lecturer of competition law at the University of Witwatersrand’s School of Law and a former enforcement and exemptions investigator and merger analyst. She is an appeal tribunal member of the Film and Publication Board and an adjudicating member of ICASA’s Complaints and Compliance Commission. She is the coordinating editor for the Butterworths Competition Law Reports and has been published internationally. Simon Roberts is chief economist and manager of the Policy & Research Division of the Competition Commission of South Africa and a former manager of the Enforcement & Exemptions Division of the same. He has been published widely, including in the Journal of African Economies, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of International Development, and the South African Journal of Economics. They both live in Johannesburg.

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