Svetlana Avdasheva1, Andrew Shastitko2, Elena Kalmychkova1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 Center for Competition and Economic regulation research of RANEPA , 82 Vernadsky av., Moscow, 117571, Russia

Economic Analysis of Russian Antitrust Policy, International Perspective

2007. Vol. 11. No. 1. P. 89–123 [issue contents]

The lecture course «An Economic Analysis of Russian Antitrust Policy in the International Perspective» is designed for the students specialized on public economics, economic analysis of law and public policy as well as for the specialists in economics of firm.

The objective of the course is to highlight the basics of competition policy in general and antitrust regulation in particular, to analyze the main components of antimonopoly policy and its’ application in Russia and abroad. In the center of analysis are goals as well as toolkits of antitrust policy.

The course definitely does not pretend to replace the analysis of competition law. Meanwhile, the economic analysis of legal rules and practice of its’ implementation in order to assess the benefits and costs those regulation sets on the market participants. The latter goal is especially important keeping in mind the adoption the new Russian antitrust law «On protection of competition» (2006) and expected increase of fines for the breaking the antitrust rules.

There are four main problems in the course. The first one is devoted to the basic concepts and methods of competition and antitrust policy. The following three parts of the course deal with the main problems of antitrust regulation those are cartels, abuse of dominance and mergers.
Citation: Avdasheva S., Shastitko A., Kalmychkova E. (2007) Ekonomicheskie osnovy antimonopol'noy politiki: rossiyskaya praktika v kontekste mirovogo opyta [Economic Analysis of Russian Antitrust Policy, International Perspective]. Ekonomicheskiy zhurnal VShE, vol. 11, no 1, pp. 89-123 (in Russian)
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