Antitrust and Developing and Emerging Economies: Coping with Nationalism, Building Inclusive Growth
NYU School of Law and Concurrences Conference
Friday, October 26, 2018
40 Washington Square South, Greenberg Lounge
Abstract: This year’s Conference put a particular spotlight on Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – the BRICS countries. At a time of increasing nationalism in the developed world, how do these most dynamic developing economies balance the need for competition policy and open economies while also accommodating industrial policy and the pressure of globalized markets? Do the world’s mega-mergers hurt or help developing countries, and how well do these countries vet such mergers? And how can businesses in the developed world understand the lay-of-the-land as they try to compete in developing-country markets? These are among the questions that the experts debated at the 2018 edition of the developing countries’ competition program, with a kick-off speech from Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz. The program featured not only Western experts but also enforcers, practitioners, jurists and academics from all of the BRICS countries and more.