HORIZONS : RESEAU INTERNATIONAL DE CONCURRENCE - ORGANISATION INTERNATIONALE - ALLOCATION DE RESSOURCES - AUTORITES DE CONCURRENCE - POLITIQUES NATIONALES - RESTRICTIONS GOUVERNEMENTALES - EFFICACITE - COMPETENCE - COOPERATION ET COORDINATION INTERNATIONALES

One network’s effect: The rise and future of the ICN

Le Réseau International de Concurrence (ICN) est devenu en dix ans une organisation internationale de premier rang en matière de politique de concurrence. A l’heure où les restrictions gouvernementales contraignent la plupart des autorités de concurrence à revoir l’allocation de leurs ressources, la question se pose de savoir si le succès de l’ICN tient à son efficacité et à sa compétence ou bien à la chance et à un bon timing. En favorisant la coopération et la coordination internationales, l’ICN est parvenu à influencer les politiques nationales et à renforcer les capacités de ses membres. La plupart de ses succès sont cependant également porteurs de risques susceptibles de conduire à sa chute.

1. In the world of competition policy, the decade of the 1980s was notable for a rapid increase in the frequency of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, the 1990s for exponential growth in the number of jurisdictions with competition laws, and the first decade of 2000 for the establishment of the International Competition Network (ICN), a transgovernmental network of domestic and regional competition agencies. In the first decade of its existence, the ICN has skyrocketed to top position among the organizations that address international competition policy. This article evaluates the ICN’s journey to the top, and speculates about what the ICN might do to remain in that position. Introduction 2. In October 2001, 15 competition agencies formed the International Competition Network to

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  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (Washington)

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Maria Coppola, One network’s effect: The rise and future of the ICN, September 2011, Concurrences N° 3-2011, Art. N° 37133, pp. 222-229

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