The primary objective of this research project is to advance our understanding of competition law and its enforcement in the context of economic globalization by enabling better empirical anlayses through the collection and compilation of several new datasets.  The existing literature on the international dimension of competition policy is very short on systematic empirical analyses.  A small number of prominent (and therefore probably not representative) cases of antitrust violations with an international dimension have been closely examined, and most work on the international dimension of antitrust invokes a subset of these cases as evidence for or against one argument or another.  The new data generated by our work (see page on "Empirical Research Foci") will make it possible to move beyond such anecdotal evidence to establish systematic patterns using current social science reserach methods.