«Public Administration Issues» Journal,

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Research and educational journal
Published quarterly since 2007
ISSN 1999-5431
E-ISSN 2409-5095

Svetlana Avdasheva1, Dina Tsytsulina1,2,3, Elena Sidorova1,4
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 30 Sormovskoye Highway, Nizhny Novgorod, 603014, Russian Federation
  • 3 Lecturer of the Department of Economics, HSE – Nizhniy Novgorod.
  • 4 Research Assistant of Institute of Industrial and Market Studies, HSE

The Use of Key Performance Indicators for the FAS: Analysis Based on the Statistics of Adjudications

2015. No. 3. P. 7–34 [issue contents]

Outcomes of the key performance indicators application for the assessment of the public authority performance are ambiguous. Theory of incentive contracts as well as international experience highlight difficulties and possible externalities of KPI setting for the public authority. The motivation system often distorts incentives of the public authorities, and the applied indicators do not correctly reflect the priorities of enforcement for the society. One specific example is the assessment of performance of the Russian competition authority. In the paper we analyze the peculiarities of formation of the ratio of infringement decisions that have come into legal force to all infringement decisions made by the competition authorities applied as one of the key performance indicators. Using the data of the database of judicial reviews of infringement decisions, we show that the assessment of FAS performance based on the share of infringement decisions that have come into legal force, distorts incentives of the authority substantially. It motivates the competition authority for making a large number of infringement decisions with a low probability to reverse but with a low positive impact on consumer surplus and total welfare.


Avdasheva, S.B., Tsytsulina, D.V. & Sidorova, E.E. (2015). Primenenie klyuchevykh pokazateley effektivnosti dlya FAS Rossii: analiz na osnove statistiki sudebnykh resheniy [The Use оf Key Performance Indicators for the FAS: Analysis Based on the Statistics of Adjudications]. Public Administration Issues, n. 3, pp. 7–34 (in Russian).

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