Research Ideas

The General Authority for Competition provides a number of research ideas to help students in the faculties of Economics and Law in all Saudi universities, which concentrate on all subjects about the concept of competition, assuring the care of the Authority for spreading the culture of competition among the students of universities and enriching scientific research in this aspect.

Topics have been divided into several sections:
  • 1
    1) A comparative Study for the Saudi Competition Law compared with the laws of others states: American Law, British Law, European Law, Egyptian Law, Jordanian Law, Tunisian Law, etc. It may be appropriate for a faculty member to put the research topic about the Saudi Competition Law and comparing it with other countries laws so that each student (or group of students) shall choose a country and compare it with the Saudi Competition Law, and it shall be individually or jointly research for comparing the Saudi law with number of various laws, depending on the availability of laws in Arabic and English, and how well the students fluent in English language.
    2) Development of competition laws in comparative law.
    3) Historical study of the Competition Laws and its beginning.
    4) Practices/ actions restricting the competition in the Saudi Law.
    5) Aspects of restricting actions in the Saudi Law and comparative law.
    6) Concept of the monopoly in legitimate perspective in comparison with the concept of competition in comparative law.
    7) Commercial agencies laws and its compatibility with the Competition Law.
    8) The impact of the application of Competition Law on the sectors that regulate its private bodies system; such as telecommunications, electricity, banks ... etc. The study shall be on a single system or more than one system. This includes the extent of compatibility of Competition Law with those sectors laws.
    9) Legal formulas and materials prevailing in contracts and agreements in Saudi Arabia and that are incompatible with the Competition Law and its implementing law.
    10) Legitimate and legal accommodation for the violations of the competition.
    11) Concept of tolerance and its impact in disclosing the practices related to the agreements violating the Competition Law.
    12) Identifying the united competition draft law for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
    13) Comparing the draft of united Competition Law for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with the united European competition.
  • 2
    1) The economic effects arising from the violations of the Competition Law.
    2) The role of Competition Law in developing the economy and encouraging the investment.
    3) The role of competition laws in consumer protection.
    4) Competition Law between protecting the consumer rights and trader rights.
    5) Competition and dumping.
    6) Competition and monopoly.
    7) Economic concentration, the concept and the types (mergers and acquisitions, stock ownership, and participation in management).
    8) The effect of economic concentration on competition.
    9) Government policies on prices and their impact on competition.
    10) The franchise rights from the state, in addition to its positive and negative effects.
    11) The impact of private products (private label) on the competition.
    12) The growth of central markets (supermarkets) and its impact of the competition.
    13) The policies of some firms in displaying its products and its impact on the consumer and competition.
    14) Analytical study on the dairy market in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    15) Concept of tolerance and the impact of its application on the market and society.
  • 3
    1) Competition Law and preventing monopoly.
    2) Franchise agencies contracts and its relation with the monopoly and competition.
    3) Drug companies Agencies between Monopoly and service. The medicine is characterized by specific conditions and specifications, and it is an important commodity for all consumers (all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). In addition, the drugs often are priced, but some lotions and medicines are not priced, and medical devices are also not priced.
    4) Punishments for the violations of Competition Law in the Kingdom and comparative law (analytical original and critical study).
    5) Practices affecting the competition from the point of view of some firms but it is from the competence of other governmental bodies and not from the competence of the General Authority for Competition, such as: Brands, commercial fraud, government competitions and conditions of brochure Request for Proposals ... etc.
    6) The principle of reconciliation and its positive and negative effects in enhancing the competition and limiting the practices violating the fair competition, and the influence of applying this concept on the market and society.
    7) The impact of applying the sanctions on the violating firms.
    8) The behavior of the firms before and applying the Competition Law in some countries.