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Still in the Era of Area Studies? Political-Scientific Perspectives on European Competition Policy in the 2000s
Karagiannis, Yannis
Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals
This note reviews the political-scientific literature on European competition policy (ECP) in the 2000s. Based on a data set extracted from four well-known journals, and using an upfront methodology and explicit criteria, it analyzes the literature both quantitatively and qualitatively. On the quantitative side, it shows that, although a few sub-policy areas are still neglected, ECP is not the under-researched policy it used to be. On the qualitative side, the literature has greatly improved since the 1990s: Almost all articles now present a clear research question, and most advance specific theoretical claims/hypotheses. Yet, improvements can be made on research design, statistical testing, and, above all, state-of-the-art theorizing (e.g. in the game-theoretical treatment of delegation problems). Indeed, it is paradoxical that ECP specialists do not pay more attention to theoretical questions which are so central to the actual policy area they study.
2009-10
Competència econòmica -- Política governamental
Competència econòmica -- Política governamental -- Unió Europea, Països de la
Metodologia
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16 p.
Working Paper
1886-2802
Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals
IBEI Working Papers;2009/24
         

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