Competition

Productivity and Competition in India's Brick Industry

A detailed survey of the Indian brick industry shows substantial productivity dispersion, attributable to both technology differences as well as within-technology efficiency variation.

Research Note
7 Jan 2020

Pricing Decisions and Over-Entry of Delhi Fruit Vendors

This project explores the theory that the lack of price competition between vendors, and the subsequent oversupply of vendors, is caused by collusion and under-experimentation.

Research Project
1 Aug 2019

Competition and Market Power in Deregulated Fertilizers in India

This paper by Beáta Itin-Shwartz (2017) investigates competition and market share dominance in the Indian fertilizer sector during a process of deregulation, using a newly constructed database.

Working Paper
10 Nov 2017

Cartel Damages to the Economy: An Assessment for Developing Countries

Competition policy implementation and enforcement, including cartel deterrence and detection, require substantial investments. Therefore, it is important to understand to what extent these investments are compensated in terms of prevented damages to consumers.

Book Chapter
1 Jun 2017

Firm Entry Barriers, Growth Constraints, and Job Creation (Stage Two)

This project aims to investigate the importance of financial constraints as a barrier to entry and as a barrier to growth.

Research Project
22 Dec 2016

Cartel Damages to the Economy: An Assessment for Developing Countries

To date, whether competition law enforcement is indeed beneficial for the economy still remains a questionable topic.

Book Chapter
1 Jan 2016

Firm Entry Barriers, Growth Constraints, and Job Creation (Stage One)

This project considers financial constraints as barriers to entry and growth and examines whether easing these constraints can induce entry of more dynamic start-ups with greater long-run growth potential than by removing explicit entry barriers.

Research Project
21 Jul 2014

Impact of Cartels in Low-Income Countries

The research team constructs a database on cartels in developing countries to carry out a quantitative assessment of the economic effects of cartels on growth, which will inform regulators on the potential for competition law enforcement to contribute to economic development. 

Research Project
1 May 2012

Borrower Switching Behaviour, Market Dominance and Bank Competition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Credit in Zambia

This project examines potential switching costs for borrowers of formal credit and the impact of these costs on the competitiveness of the lending market.

Research Project
1 May 2012