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Polk, Andreas (2002). Multilateral Agreement On Investments (MAI) - A Critical Assessment From an Industrial Economics Point of View. Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute No. 201, University of Zurich.

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Though the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) has failed, the original draft is likely to serve as a basis for future negotiations. This article gives a critical assessment of the draft from an industrial economics point of view. First, I summarize the contents of the agreement which is relevant for market structure and competition. Then I develop the industrial economics approach, which serves as a basis for criticism. I conclude that a multilateral agreement on investment should (i) recognize competition concerns, (ii) give a suitable de.nition of investment, and (iii) should help to establish competition authorities in less developed countries.

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Socioeconomic Institute (former)
DDC:330 Economics
JEL Classification:D43, L43
Language:English
Date:February 2002
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 23:32
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 07:02
Series Name:Working paper series / Socioeconomic Institute
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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