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Competition Commission of India commissions Market Studies/Research Projects as a part of its advocacy mandate. Since inception of the research study programme in 2003-04, 19 studies have been commissioned till date, out of which, 13 are sector specific, covering, in general, the manufacturing, service, transport, energy, telecommunications, etc. and the remaining relate to conceptual issues in competition economics, law and policy.

Market Studies/Research Projects have been commissioned with a view to:
(i) Gain insight into the structure of various sectors of the market and the business practices prevailing therein; (ii) Assist the Commission in its role of undertaking competition advocacy and public awareness and training. The studies/research projects could help in generating greater awareness about competitive issues and anti-competitive practices; (iii) Identify policies and practices of Central and State Governments and Statutory Authorities that are having appreciable adverse effect on competition in markets in India; and (iv) Building capacity in the area of competition law and policy for researchers.

Findings of the research studies undertaken are expected to create strong public opinion in favour of eliminating anti-competitive practices prejudicial to the interest of trade, industry, commerce, and customers. These would be of immense help to the Commission’s advocacy programme for stakeholders like various departments of the central and state governments and the sectoral regulators.

S.No. Title Institution
 1. Intellectual Property Laws and Competition Law Policy   July 2015, IIT, Kharagpur 
 2. Competition Law and Indian Pharmaceutical Industry   July 2015, Centre for trade and Development, New Delhi  
 3 Competitive Assessment of Onion Markets in India   July 2015, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore  
 4. Competition Concerns in Concession Agreements in Infrastructure Sectors   June 2009, Clarus Law Associates, New Delhi  
 5. Public Enterprises Government Policy and Impact on Competition : Indian Petroleum Industry   June 2009, Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd.  
 6. Public Enterprises, Government Policy and Impact on Competition : Indian Steel Industry   January 2009, Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd.  
 7. Antidumping and Competition Law  December 2008, Economic Law Practice (ELP), New Delhi 
 8. Competition Issues in the Air Transport Sector in India   November 2008, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad 
 9. Study of Cartel Case Laws in Select Jurisdictions – Learnings for the Competition Commission of India   April 2008, CUTS International, Jaipur and National Law University, Jodhpur 
 10. Competition Policy in Telecommunications in India  December 2007, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 
 11. The Teeter-Totter of Regulation and Competition : Why Indian Competition Authority Must Trump Sectoral Regulators December 2007, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore 
 12. Clauses in Bilateral Trade Treaties : Analysing the Issues in the context of India’s Future Negotiating Strategy  November 2007, ICRIER 
 13. Competition Issues in Regulated Industries : Case of India’s Transport Sector  June 2007, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) 
 14. State Policies Affecting Competition: Passenger Road Transportation Sector  April 2007, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) 
 15. Assessing the State of Competition in Indian Manufacturing Sector : Case Study of the paints and Tyre Industry  March 2007, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
 16. The State of Competition in the Indian Manufacturing Sector  March 2007, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi 
 17. Assessing the State of Competition in Indian manufacturing Sector : Pesticides and Cement Industries  March 2007, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 
 18. Competition Issues in the Road Goods Transport Industry in India with special reference to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region  September 2006, University of Mumbai  
 19. Competition in India’s Energy Sector  The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) 

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