Antitrust in Developing Countries: Competition Policy in a Politicized World
NYU School of Law and Concurrences
Friday, October 27, 2017
Abstract: Just as developing countries are integrating into the world economic system, the world has taken a nationalistic turn. Will antitrust become politicized, and if so how will this impact the progress of developing countries? This program featured a wide range of developing, emerging, and newly developed countries, from Argentina, Brazil and Chile to China, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya and Israel. Panels considered the new nationalism and the special problems it poses for competition systems in developing countries; pharmaceuticals and the recent spate of excessive pricing of essential drugs; mergers, innovation and new technology issues; and an enforcers’ roundtable. The emphasis was on developing countries’ perspectives on competition law suited to their needs. The keynote speech was given by Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice.