Author: Grant Bishop, University of Toronto
Release Date: January 16 2013
Acting as a background paper for our event The Canada We Want in 2020: Competition Matters, Grant Bishop explores the various policy discussions on the impact of competition. The first part discusses the current context, examining the statutory and regulatory environment in Canada, as well as particular barriers to domestic competition and foreign entry. The second part briefly summarizes theories and evidence of linkages between competition and productivity.
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