Law And Economics Of Antitrust Enforcement In Russia
AbstractLaw enforcement by regulatory authorities on complaints may replicate not only advantages but also disadvantages of both public and private enforcement. In Russian antitrust enforcement there are strong incentives to open investigations on almost every complaint. The increasing number of complaints and investigations decreases both the resources available per investigation and the standards of proof. It also distorts the structure of enforcement, increases the probability of both wrongful convictions and wrongful acquittals, and lowers deterrence. Statistics of antitrust enforcement in the Russian Federation, including Russian regions, highlight the importance of complaints for making decisions on whether to open investigations and the positive dependence of convictions on the number of investigations
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 05/PA/2013.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Public Administration / PA, October 2013, pages 1-35
antitrust; Russia; public enforcement; complaints; legal errors.;
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- K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
- K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
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- NEP-ALL-2013-11-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-CIS-2013-11-09 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-COM-2013-11-09 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-CWA-2013-11-09 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-HME-2013-11-09 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-LAW-2013-11-09 (Law & Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2013-11-09 (Transition Economics)
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