THE FOURTH ISSUE OF “RUSSIAN COMPETITION LAW AND ECONOMY” JOURNAL
Head of FAS Igor Artemiev gave a work progress review and published a New Year address. He highlighted the main events of 2018: implementing the National Competition Development Plan and approving the Road Map to support it in 17 sectors of the economy, recognizing competition law as a separate research specialization, including the “Russian Competition Law and Economy” Journal in the list of the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles; and some others.
Other papers in the issue were written by staff of the competition authority and members of the academic community.
I. Zolotukhina and E. Rybachenko analyze methodology and methodics of measuring the outcome of evaluation of state policy towards competition development, the key approaches to determining parameters and indicators of the state and changes in the competitive environment on the markets in regions across Russia.
M. Bulgakova considers the leading concepts for evaluating competitiveness of countries, different industries as well as the existing methodological approaches to the criteria for evaluating competitiveness. Based on statistical data, she investigated sectoral criminalization, in view of which recommendations are given to improve methodological tools for evaluating competitiveness of the forest-industry in Russia.
The readers who care for the struggle against cartel will be interested in the papers of K. Ivaschenko “Problems of Cartel Self-Reproduction” and K. Alyoshin, S. Maximov “Voluntary Reporting a Cartel: Imminent Reforms”.
The Section on “Procurement Control” has papers of A. Asnis “Novelties of the Criminal Code on liability for abusing in public procurement: background and qualification issues” and O. Marova “Bid-rigging collusion: exposing and proving”.
The work “Problems of improving the lawn law for the purposes of competition protection” by Z. Akbasheva studies law enforcement, particularly, judicial, practice of FAS regional Offices. A number of drawbacks in the current land law are identified that provoke violating the antimonopoly law.
D. Afsha, the author of “Legal incentives for implementing the institute of antimonopoly compliance by economic entities: searching a balance of interests between the state and business”, concludes that mitigating administrative liability for antimonopoly violations serves as the most balance incentive for economic entities to introduce in-house compliance systems.
D. Motovilova reviews positions of US and EU experts on legal regulation of big data use in commercial activities (“Big data and monopolism of technological giants: the prospective of the antimonopoly law”).