Discussion paper

DP6349 Corporate Governance and Collusive Behaviour

This chapter examines the relationship between corporate governance and competition, particularly with regard to cartel formation, and discusses how corporate governance and firm agency problems affect optimal law enforcement against cartels, both in terms of sanctions and leniency policies. Many of the conclusions appear applicable, with minor changes, to non-antitrust forms of collusion, such as collusion between auditors and management, and more generally to corporate and organized crime.


Spagnolo, G and P Buccirossi (eds) (2007), “DP6349 Corporate Governance and Collusive Behaviour”, CEPR Press Discussion Paper No. 6349. https://cepr.org/publications/dp6349