DOJ/Antitrust: International Competition Policy Advisory Committee

DOJ/Antitrust: International Competition Policy Advisory Committee

Date: February 26, 1998
Creator: DOJ/ATR International Competition Policy Advisory Committee
Description: The International Competition Policy Advisory Committee (ICPAC) was formed in November 1997 to address the global antitrust problems of the 21st Century.
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25. anniversary of the 1973 oil embargo: Energy trends since the first major U.S. energy crisis

25. anniversary of the 1973 oil embargo: Energy trends since the first major U.S. energy crisis

Date: August 1, 1998
Creator: unknown
Description: The purpose of this publication is not to assess the causes of the 1973 energy crisis or the measures that were adopted to resolve it. The intent is to present some data on which such analyses can be based. Many of the trends presented here fall into two distinct periods. From 1973 to the mid-1980`s, prices continued at very high levels, in part because of a second oil shock in 1979--80. During this period, rapid progress was made in raising American oil production, reducing dependence on oil imports, and improving end-use efficiency. After the oil price collapse of the mid-1980`s, however, prices retreated to more moderate levels, the pace of efficiency gains slowed, American oil production fell, and the share of imports rose. 30 figs.
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The cost of transportation`s oil dependence

The cost of transportation`s oil dependence

Date: May 1, 1995
Creator: Greene, D.L.
Description: Transportation is critical to the world`s oil dependence problem because of the large share of world oil it consumes and because of its intense dependence on oil. This paper will focus on the economic costs of transportation`s oil dependence.
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The Social Costs to the U.S. of Monopolization of the World Oil Market, 1972-1991

The Social Costs to the U.S. of Monopolization of the World Oil Market, 1972-1991

Date: January 1, 1993
Creator: Greene, D.L.
Description: The partial monopolization of the world oil market by the OPEC cartel has produced significant economic costs to the economies of the world. This paper reports estimates of the costs of monopolization of oil to the U.S. over the period 1972-1991. Two fundamental assumptions of the analysis are, (1) that OPEC has acted as a monopoly, albeit with limited control, knowledge, and ability to act and, (2) that the U.S. and other consuming nations could, through collective (social) action affect the cartel's ability to act as a monopoly. We measure total costs by comparing actual costs for the 1972-1991 period to a hypothetical ''more competitive'' world oil market scenario. By measuring past costs we avoid the enormous uncertainties about the future course of the world oil market and leave to the reader's judgment the issue of how much the future will be like the past. We note that total cost numbers cannot be used to determine the value of reducing U.S. oil use by one barrel. They are useful for describing the overall size of the petroleum problem and are one important factor in deciding how much effort should be devoted to solving it. Monopoly pricing of oil transfers wealth ...
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U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After "El Chapo" Guzmán's January 2016 Recapture

U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After "El Chapo" Guzmán's January 2016 Recapture

Date: January 13, 2016
Creator: Beittel, June S. & Ribando Seelke, Clare
Description: This report discusses relations between the U.S. and Mexico following the escape and recapture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from a maximum security federal prison near Mexico City in July 2015. One key concern for U.S. policymakers is whether the Mexican government will be able to hold Guzmán securely in the same prison from which he escaped and then extradite him swiftly to the United States--a source of tension in U.S.-Mexican relations. Another is whether Guzmán's recapture, which was supported by U.S. intelligence, will lead to closer security cooperation moving forward.
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