Competition Policy in Comparative Perspective

The role of this project is to understand the scope of competition policies across various markets. Competition policy becomes the sight of major action as governments try to grapple with the increasingly better consolidated and powerful players in the production and finance sectors of the economy. The core question here is – what recourses within the policy are available to protect the consumer’s interest? Stated alternatively, in markets that are increasingly dominated by large players, how is the consumer’s welfare protected/undermined and what role should competition policy play in this domain?