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Some Critical Provisions in the Antimonopoly Laws of Central and Eastern Europe


  • Russell Pittman

    (U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division)


Antimonopoly laws must contain effective provisions for the attack of exclusionary behavior by firms with market power while at the same time not attacking procompetitive behavior by entrants or incumbents. This paper suggests seven textual criteria by which a new law may be evaluated in its performance of these two functions, and applies these criteria to the antimonopoly laws of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and the Russian Federation.

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  • Russell Pittman, 2001. "Some Critical Provisions in the Antimonopoly Laws of Central and Eastern Europe," Industrial Organization 0111005, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0111005
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    1. Hoekman, Bernard & Djankov, Simeon, 1997. "Competition law in Bulgaria after central planning," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1789, The World Bank.

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    competition; antitrust; transition;

    JEL classification:

    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • L40 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - General
    • L41 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
    • L42 - Industrial Organization - - Antitrust Issues and Policies - - - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts

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