Award encourages ethics in competition between companies

By ETCO
18/05/2005



The IBRAC - ETCO Award for Monographs in Defense of Competition Ethics was launched on September 23 at the Ministry of Justice in Brasília. It includes the best academic papers in the area of ​​Economic Law. Promoted by IBRAC? Brazilian Institute for Studies on Competition, Consumption and International Trade, sponsored by the Brazilian Institute for Competition Ethics - ETCO and supported by the Ministry of Justice, was the award divided into two categories? Professional (graduate students in a broad sense and professionals with university degrees); and Graduation (university students). 



In order to encourage research in the field of competition law, the idea of ​​the Award was to increase the degree of awareness about the harmful aspects of illegal trade practices and to bring to the center of major national debates the problem of the informal market, responsible for a annual loss of more than 160 billion reais to the public coffers.
 


The prizes for the winners in the Professional category were distributed as follows: for the first place twelve thousand reais, the second place, seven thousand reais and the third place, four thousand reais. In the Graduation category, the first receives six thousand reais, the second three thousand reais and the third, fifteen hundred reais.
 


Will the Ibrac - ETCO Award ceremony take place on May 19, at 16 pm, at the Plenary of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense? CADE, in Brasilia.

Winners:


GRADUATION CATEGORY


Luiza Saito Sampaio - The control of horizontal collusion in the fuel market


Leandro Alexi Franco - The operational limits of law and legal regulation by incentives to reduce unfair competition


Arilson Coelho de Carvalho - The negative impact of piracy on the market scenario and the difficulties in combating counterfeiting

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY


Damiela Diniz Tavares - The reduction of costs resulting from informality in the Brazilian economy and the practice of predatory prices


Rodrigo Octavio de Godoy Bueno Caldas Mesquita - Economic order and intellectual property


Rodrigo Holtermann Lagreca - Role of government action in consumer and competitive relations: who protects ethics? A view from the presence of the illegal market in the cigarette industry


 


ETCO? Brazilian Institute of Competition Ethics



ETCO is a non-profit organization that brings together business and non-governmental entities, with the aim of promoting a competitive, ethical and tax-exempt market with society and the constituted powers. The mission is to raise awareness, mobilize and contribute to Brazilian society to eliminate unfair competition practices, developing, stimulating and disseminating effective actions against tax evasion, counterfeiting and smuggling.
 


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IBRAC - The Brazilian Institute for Studies on Competition, Consumption and International Trade



IBRAC is a non-profit Civil Association and aims to promote research, studies and debates with the purpose of assisting the implantation and development in the country of a free competition regime within a policy of economy of market, by perfecting the necessary legal mechanisms.



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