Czarny, Mariusz Poland Unknown Project Manager Building Consultancy @ Czerwińska Nojszewska, Patrycja Poland Warsaw. Monopoly – exercises 1 Exercise (E. Czarny, E. Nojszewska, Mikroekonomia – zbiór zada ń) The monopolist’s inverse demand function is given by: P (q). Exercise (E. Czarny, E. Nojszewska, Mikroekonomia – zbiór zada ń) The price elasticity of demand for the good produced by a monopoly is equal to –3.

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Market transparency and cartels Collusion among competitors may not only apply to price fixing, production quotas or market sharing. In reality, a conflict between business goals and competition law principles is often apparent. Economic dimension of cartels II.

The use of market analysis to prove the existence or lack of market effects of an alleged cartel should concentrate on three goals generally understood as the goals of a cartel. Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels. Williamson, Markets and Hierarchies.

Does growing market concentration and resulting transparency increase nojszewskq significance of the economic approach to the evaluation of market czarnj of the behaviour of business?

The realisation that the economics of competition law recognises the interdependence theory as an objective mechanism of oligopolistic markets does not change the fact that concentrated market structures facilitate the 23 E. Second, market division may result from agreements but not always does seeing as transport coasts should also be taken into consideration. Polish experiences show also that the competition authority should treat leniency notices with extreme prudence because it is possible that the applicant is more intent on harming its competitors than on benefiting from a penalty nojszewxka.

Cartels may be organised in different ways. While the economics of competition law is focusing more and more on the market effects of cartel operations, a key question arises: His model was further nojszewskx by Heinrich von Stackelberg who presumed that one of the members of the duopoly knew that its competitor was following the principles of the Cournot model.


Varian, Mikroekonomia, Warszawap. Nevertheless, the focus has now clearly shifted towards cartels especially since the Act of has eliminated motions Articles 49 and 86 in favour of an ex officio initiation of competition law proceedings. It is likely that the weak discipline of Polish cartels results from a general lack of social capital the inability to co-operate among Poles in various areas including, most probably, also cartel agreements.

In practice, it czarhy often less expensive to support such an association than conducting individual market research or purchasing data from specialised research companies. The liberal economists of the Chicago and post-Chicago School believe that, except for the monitoring of large concentrations and cartels, administrative intervention in anti-competitive business behaviour is unnecessary. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.

Calaméo – Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels

Role of economic analysis in anti-cartel proceedings IV. Analysis and Antitrust Implications, New York For instance, if a company using its dominant position in a relevant market increases its prices above the level found in a competitive market, then the high level of monopolistic yield encourages market entry by potential competitors.

The economic theory, used by the economics of competition law, has at its njszewska many concepts and instruments for the evaluation of market effects of an identified collusion or for excluding the existence of such an agreement on a given relevant market. A limited number of producers operating on an czarng market translates into a relative ease of obtaining information about the relevant competitors.

This may be an exchange of trade, investment, innovation and financial information classified as private — directed only to competitors It constitutes a manifestation of explicit collusion, even though some believe that such an exchange of information helps to better satisfy consumer needs and accelerates innovations.

Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels

It is also important that the organisation of a cartel is more time and cost efficient than building a dominant position by a company in its own relevant market The reduction of the number of companies in a particular market may lead to anti-competitive agreements, but not necessarily.


It creates transparency of the market and competitors may know their prices without price collusion. Although this type of information flow can facilitate price-fixing agreements, it simultaneously improves market transparency for consumers. Structural barriers result from technological processes and translate into economic terms of demand for material, personal and financial resources the size of which differs in various sectors thus they are called objective barriers.

The first stage consists of an evaluation of the character of the relevant market — the search for cartelfacilitating factors. Competition law is aimed against strategic barriers built by incumbents in their relevant markets.

It was analysed by the UOKiK in its explanatory proceedings concerning fuel prices at local gas stations28 discontinued in the end, when the uniformization retail prices was found to be the result of parallel actions of gas station owners or price following. An entrepreneur will not be punished with a statutory penalty for participating in a cartel as long as it is not its initiator, as long as it is the first to provides the President of UOKiK with information on the cartel which is sufficient to initiate proceedings, and as long as the company quits the cartel upon filing the leniency notice.

Instead, they often constitute a form of market research directed at shaping the individual actions of participating companies, which may be interdependent from the plans of their competitors.

Economic Notes and Other Materials.

Actual prices result from negotiations among sellers and buyers. Polish entrepreneurs are quite frequently unaware 1 Journal of Laws No 50, itemwith subsequent amendments.

Information about fuel prices at gas stations is public and displayed on pylons easily seen from a distance. Second Edition, West Publishing