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Virtual ASEAN Competition Research Centre

The Virtual ASEAN Competition Research Centre (Virtual Centre) is a platform to stimulate research on competition issues in ASEAN. It contains a repository of relevant research materials for the competition community in ASEAN as well as a database of researchers with an interest on competition policy and law in ASEAN.

Recent Research Articles

  • The State-Owned Enterprises under the ASEAN Regional Competition Policy - Insights from the European Competition Network

    The present study analyzes the current level of progress in introducing a regional competition law and policy that would create a level playing field for the businesses within the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). It is specifically focused on the stat ...
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  • The Role of Competition Law and Policy in Supporting ASEAN e-Commerce

    E-Commerce plays an increasingly significant role in the way ASEAN consumers purchase goods and services and will continue to be a key front for ASEAN economic integration, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Against a backdrop of multip ...
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  • Enforcer’s roundtable: What’s under the radar? The evolution of competition law and policy in the Philippines

    The past quarter-century has seen rapid adoption of comprehensive competition law and policy regimes across jurisdictions in the world, particularly in developing countries. In East Asia, the Philippines is one of the recent adopters, joining other m ...
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  • Does Competition Enhance or Hinder Innovation? Evidence from Philippine SMEs

    Competition has two possible contrasting effects on firm innovation. On one hand, competition can force SMEs to innovate to become more competitive. On the other hand, competition can shrink the SME’s market share, revenues, and profit, making ...
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  • To squeal or not to squeal - an experiment on leniency

    Competition authorities around the world have adopted leniency programs creating incentives for cartel members to come forward and provide information sufficient for cartel prosecution. We conducted a laboratory experiment simulating an infinitely re ...
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  • Announcing The Death Of Colgate: The Form And Substance Of Vertical Price Fixing Agreements

    This Article examines the agreement requirement in resale price maintenance (“RPM”) cases and the longstanding exception to the ban on RPM under the Colgate doctrine.  It argues for the abolition of the doctrine for a number of reaso ...
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  • The Application of Extraterritorial in ASEAN Economic Community Era: Challenge and Feasibility

    Introduction The Extraterritoriality Principle in Competition Law Extraterritorial Provision in ASEAN Competition Law Feasibility for Implementing the Extraterritoriality in ASEAN Conclusion
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