A History of Business Cartels International Politics, National Policies and Anti-Competitive Behaviour

Martin Shanahan and Susanna Fellman (Eds.)

Routledge, 2022, ISBN: 9780367649180

International cartels are powerful organizations that impact our everyday lives, although they are little known. This book presents 15 historical case studies of international cartels that include agricultural and mineral commodities, the machinery industry, telephone equipment, whiskey and cement. These cases reveal that international cartels manipulated prices and shared markets over many decades but that their real impact was far wider.

The global convergence towards criminalizing serious cartel conduct has seen a revival in historical research on cartels and competition policy. The regulation of anti-competitive behaviour has changed over time. To understand why the US, European and other modern economies altered their policies through the 20th century, it is critical to understand when, how and why governments have interacted with, and been influenced by, business organizations such as cartels. This volume draws together researchers from different nations to examine the impact of international cartels on the experience of individual nations, those nations’ interactions with one or more international cartels, and ultimately the interactions of individual nations with the wider international community.

This book will be of interest to researchers, academics and advanced students in the fields of business and economic history, political economy, and government policy, as well as those interested in cartels and their impact on the wider economy.

Click here for further information


The European Rescue of the Franco Regime, 1950-1975

Autor: Fernando Guirao The European Rescue of the Franco Regime, 1950-1975 explores how the governments of the founding members of the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Economic Community,

The story of silver. How the white metal shaped America and the Modern World

    William L. Silber Editorial: Princeton University Press Fecha publicación: 2019 ISBN: 9780691175386 Páginas: 328

Superstar Firms in the Global Economy

Advanced Grant (AdG), SH1, ERC-2011-ADG Project acronym: SUPERSTARFIRMS Project: Superstar Firms in the Global Economy Researcher (PI): James Peter Neary Host Institution (HI): The University of Oxford, United Kingdom Start

An empire of 2000 cities: urban networks and economic integration in the Roman Empire

Advanced Grant (AdG), SH6, ERC-2012-ADG Project acronym: EMPIREOF2000CITIES Project: An empire of 2000 cities: urban networks and economic integration in the Roman Empire Researcher (PI): Lukas De Ligt Host Institution

Evolución de la industria militar española. Cinco siglos de historia

Manfredo Monforte Moreno Madrid, Sílex, 2022, ISBN: 9788419077165 Desde la creación a finales del siglo xv de un ejército permanente, la industria militar española ha experimentado una apasionante evolución para