C-CIER has envisioned a long-term research programme on implementation issues concerning competition and regulatory regimes in the developing world, with a strategy to motivate researchers to undertake such studies and participate in the accompanying symposia.
The project will be implemented through biennial research cycles comprising writing of research papers, biennial symposia and publication of a research volume. The scope of research would be problems that developing countries face in implementing their competition and regulatory regimes. Each research cycle will select some problem areas as its theme. Based on the findings, views and experiences of the first research cycle, further cycles will be organised on different themes.
The project is unique in its approach, as it would facilitate focused research on issues concerning developing countries, which is currently absent, with an agenda of building research capacity in these countries. This would ensure identification of solutions relevant to developing countries.
The first research cycle was held during 2005-07 on the theme “Institutional Issues in Implementing Competition and Regulatory Regimes in Developing World”.
Political Economy and Governance Constraints in Implementing Competition and Regulatory Regimes Papers
- Identifying and Overcoming Political Economy and Governance Constraints to the Effective Implementation of Competition and Regulatory Laws
- The Political Economy of Regulation and Competition
- The Necessary Conditions for Evolving Competition Authorities in Transition and Developing Countries to succeed
- Promoting Acceptance of a Competition Regime – Competition Law as the new ‘Safety Valve’
Institutional issues in Implementing Competition and Regulatory Regimes in Small Economies
- Institutional Structures in Micro-states, the Case of the Caribbean
- Competition Constraints In Small Jurisdictions
- Aspects of the Independence of Regulatory Agencies and Competition Advocacy
- Avoiding capture: the role of extra-contractual institutions in supporting utility regulation
- What Should Be The Priorities of Competition and Regulatory Authorities?
- Assessing the efficiency of competition agencies and related technical assistance programs.
- Adopting effective competition and regulatory frameworks in developing countries: what makes the road so long and bumpy?
- Cross-Country Effectiveness Gaps in Antitrust Policies: A Quantitative framework
- Policies for Effective Competition Case Study: Namibia
- Institutions and the Effectiveness of Competition Policy and Regulatory Regime in Kenya.
- Independence of Competition and Regulatory Agencies: Feasibility? Practicality? And Necessity? The Case of Fiji
- Independence and Autonomy of Competition Authority of India
- Credibility and Accountability in Belgian Competition and Regulatory Policies
- Regulation and Competition in Infrastructure Industries: Lessons from Experience of Turkey
- In the public interest: An account of the South African competition policy five years on
- Introducing Competition in Indian Electricity: Problems and Prospects
- Competitive Electricity Markets in India: A Regulatory Challenge
- An investigation of the relationship between regulatory process and regulatory efficacy and governance in the Indian power sector
- Adaptability of Western Style of Regulation in Developing Economies: A Case of Electricity Sector in Delhi, India
- Regulation and Demonopolization of the Telecommunication Sector in Serbia
- Regulation and Competition in the Telecommunications Sector: The Saga of Cable and Wireless in the Carribean
- Indian Civil Aviation Industry: A Challenge to the Emerging Regulatory and Competition Experiment
- Regulation, Competition & Government Ownership: A case study of Financial Sector in India
- Competition and Regulation Issues in the Finance Sector of South Asia: A Survey
Implementing Competition and Regulatory Regimes: Issues and Constraints at the Level of Competition and Regulatory Agencies Papers
Cross-Cutting Issues in Implementing Competition and Regulatory Regimes: Lessons from various Experiences
Country Case Studies Papers
Sectoral Issues Papers
There are both good and bad examples in the developing world, which are not captured in research as cogently as would be desirable for new institutions elsewhere to apply in their own context. Further, the public discourse is nearly absent.
Against this backdrop, CUTS International has undertaken a research programme entitled “Competition, Regulation and Development Research Forum (CDRF)”, to stimulate research and deliberations on competition and regulatory implementation issues in developing countries.
The programme would be implemented through research cycles comprising of writing of research papers (based on an open call for papers), a symposium to discuss papers and the publication of a research volume. The first research cycle is being organised on the theme of ‘Institutional issues covering political economy and governance constraints in implementing regulatory regimes in the developing world’, and is supported by DFID, UK and IDRC, Canada.
As part of the unique research programme, CUTS Center for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation (CUTS C-CIER) and CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC) jointly organised a Research Symposium, “Political Economy Constraints in Regulatory Regimes in Developing Countries” from March 22-24, 2007 in New Delhi.
About 40 Experts from varied fields related to the subject matter of the Symposium having experience of dealing with competition and regulatory issues participated as panellists. The rich tapestry of experts was from regulatory agencies, competition commissions, government departments, reputed universities, research community, legal and others.