Competition Law and Economic Regulation in Southern Africa

Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa

384 pages

July, 2017

ISBN: 9781776140909

$40

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Authors

Jonathan Klaaren is Professor of Law and Visiting Professorship at WiSER and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Simon Roberts is a professor of economics and executive director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg. He held the position of chief economist and manager of the Research and Policy Division at the Competition Commission of South Africa from 2006 to 2012 and continues to consult widely for organisations across Africa

Imraan Valodia is professor of Economics and dean of the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His research interests include employment, the informal economy, gender and economic policy, and industrial development. He is a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal and a commissioner on the South African Employment Conditions Commission

Anthea Paelo is a researcher at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg. Her areas of focus include  competition economics, regulation, telecommunications, economic development and financial inclusion

Genna Robb is an economist with Acacia Economics and is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg. She served as an economist at the Competition Commission of South Africa and has consulted widely to regulators, government and private companies in South Africa and the region

A critical assessment of the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sector 

Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa. The contributors to Competition Law and Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power in southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa. Featuring academics as well as practitioners in the field, the book addresses issues common to southern African countries, where markets are small and concentrated, with particularly high barriers to entry, and where the resources to enforce legislation against anti-competitive conduct are limited. What is needed, the contributors argue, is an understanding of competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa. By examining competition and regulation in a single framework, and viewing this within the southern African experience, this volume adds new perspectives to the global competition literature. It is an essential reference tool and will be of great interest to policymakers and regulators, as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem of legal practitioners and economists engaged in the field.