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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Competition Law and Policy in the ASEAN Region

    This material has been published in The Regionalisation of Competition Law and Policy within the ASEAN Economic Community edited by Burton Ong. doi:10.1017/9781108182058. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. ...
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  • Why Economists Should Design and Enforce Competition Laws in Developing Countries

    Frédéric Jenny has made an outstanding contribution to the economic understanding of competition laws around the world for more than 25 years. But, at the end of the day, lawyers rather than economists run competition law. Lawyers in de ...
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  • A Consumer Behavioral Approach to Resale Price Maintenance

    This Article reexamines the various pro-competitive justifications and theories of harm for resale price maintenance (“RPM”), one of the most controversial practices in antitrust law.  It argues that the existing literature overlooks ...
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  • The Meaning of Restriction of Competition Under the Monopolistic Agreements Provisions of the PRC Anti-Monopoly Law

    International attention on the People's Republic of China PRC Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) has mostly focused on merger control and abuse of dominance. Enforcement against restrictive agreements and concerted practice seems to have been overlooked so ...
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