A Cancer On Our Economy? An Empirical Interdisciplinary Study Of The Criminalisation Of Serious Cartel Conduct In Australia

Grant number: DP0984313 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

Serious cartel conduct is seen as highly damaging to Australia's economic welfare but only recently has it been regarded as criminal. This research will inform public debate about the impetus and justification for this major shift in competition law policy and enforcement. It will provide robust empirical evidence about public opinion and business behaviour and derive insights into whether criminalisation will promote greater compliance with the law. It will assist in refining practical implementation measures to ensure the effectiveness of a criminal regime and it will aid legislators and regulators in policy-making, regulatory design and enforcement in relation to competition law and busin..

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