1st Edition

Trade, Competition and Domestic Regulatory Policy Trade Liberalisation, Competitive Markets and Property Rights Protection

By Shanker Singham, Alden F. Abbott Copyright 2023
    500 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    500 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Trade, Competition and Domestic Regulatory Policy presents a unique combination of analysis of both international trade and investment policies, and competition and regulatory policies. Increasingly, policymakers, businesses and the law and economics professions need to better understand how changes and policy developments in international trade and competition developed and how their interaction impacts on global business.

    In addition to providing a comprehensive analysis of the attempts of international trade theory and practice to deal with tariffs, non-tariff barriers, market distortions and failures to protect various kinds of property rights, this book contains a detailed treatment of how property rights protection, including intangible property rights are a critical element of ensuring open trade and competitive markets. It examines how these rights have developed over time, and how they have been integrated into trade and competition policy.

    This book will be of significant interest to students of international business, professors of economics, law and business, and policymakers at the intersection of trade, investment, competition and property rights.

    Table of Contents:

    Chapter 1: Purposes of Trade Liberalisation and Competitive Markets

    Chapter 2: Introduction to Institutions Underpinning Global Trade and Regulations

    Chapter 3: The Role of Consumer Welfare in Competition Implementation and Enforcement

    Chapter 4: A Brief Introduction to the Theory of Anti-Competitive Market Distortions

    Chapter 5: Trade Policies and Trade Remedies through the Lens of Competition and Consumer Welfare

    Chapter 6: The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade: A Temporary Fix but a Constitutional Foundation

    Chapter 7: Trade and Competition in Agriculture: A Trade Negotiation and Sugar Case Study

    Chapter 8: State-Trading Enterprises and State-Supported Monopolies: Beginnings of Consumer Welfare Test

    Chapter 9: Domestic Regulatory Reform

    Chapter 10: The Role of Property Rights in Building a Competitive Market

    Chapter 11: Protecting Property Rights: The Triple Interface between Intellectual Property, Competition and Trade

    Chapter 12: Trade in Services: General Introduction

    Chapter 13: Financial Services

    Chapter 14: Impact of the New Media Economy

    Chapter 15: Conclusion


    Shanker A. Singham is one of the world’s leading international trade and competition lawyers/economists. He is the CEO of Competere and a former cleared advisor to the United States Trade Representative. Mr Singham is a former advisor to the Secretary of State for International Trade of the UK.

    Alden Abbott is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, focusing on antitrust issues. Before joining Mercatus, Mr. Abbott served as the Federal Trade Commission’s General Counsel from 2018 to early 2021, where he represented the Commission in court and provided legal advice to its representatives.