Market competition and anti-trust policy in Russia
The purpose of this work is to define the tasks of competitive policy in the Russian Federation, the characteristics of the national system of competitive policy, the place of anti-trust legislation in the system of competitive policy; to evaluate the potential efficiency of both existing and proposed changes to the anti-trust legislation; to provide recommendations for improving existing anti-trust legislation.
Key results of the work:
- We have defined the main components of the anti-trust policy and specifics of its application in transition economies, including Russia;
- We have analyzed the main components of the changes to the anti-trust legislation in 2006-2007 and provided a quantitative estimate of their efficiency;
- We have provided a forecast regarding the gains of punishment mitigation for participating in competition-restraining agreements, including comparison with the expected outcome of the use of pro-active methods of competition policy;
- We have provided a quantitative estimate of the impact of mergers on manufacturing concentration and competition in some sectors of Russian industry;
- We have examined the comparative advantages of the concession tender awards and worked out some recommendations for Russian concession grantors (regional and local governments);
- We have reviewed some of the changes to the Russian anti-trust legislation proposed in 2008.