Working Papers

On the Formulation and Enforcement of Competition Law in Emerging Economies: The Case of Egypt

Publication Number: ECESWP60-E

September, 2001

Author : Bahaa Ali El Dean and Mahmoud Mohieldin

Type : Working Papers

This paper attempts to explain the rationale for competition policy in an emerging economy. It reviews the theoretical debate on the issue, highlighting the claims for and against the adoption of competition policy. The paper then discusses the difficulties facing an emerging economy in formulating competition policy and explores the reasons for the reluctance in implementing competition policy in Egypt. Besides, it sheds light on the recent economic changes that entail the inclusion of competition policy in the economic reform programme. Finally, the paper provides a review of the Egyptian competition policy and concludes with remarks on the prospects of its implementation.