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ISSN 1999-5431
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Andrey Tsyganov1, Natalia Pavlova2
  • 1 PhD, Leading Researcher of the Center for Research in Competition and Economic Regulation RANEPA; Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation, 11 Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Str., 125993, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • 2 Ph.D. (in Economics), Assistant Professor, Chair of Competition Policy and Industrial Policy, Department of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University; Senior research fellow at the Centre for Competition and Economic Regulation Studies, RANEPA. , 82 Vernadskogo Av., 119571Moscow, Russian Federation.

Multifunctional Competition Authorities in World Practice: Benefits and Risks

2017. No. 4. P. 29–50 [issue contents]
The paper systematizes the main arguments «for» and «against» a multifunctional antimonopoly authority based on an analysis of foreign practices and identifies the main risks that may arise due to the choice in favor of the multifunctional model that was made in Russia.
In the case of OECD countries, it has been demonstrated that in recent years the trend towards multifunctional antitrust agencies has also prevailed in developed countries, but in a number of countries, on the contrary, there is a trend towards specialization. Given these findings, in Russia one can expect to see some positive consequences of expanding the functions of the FAS Russia, which arise from internalizing of the externalities that various economic policies have on competition, saving resources, the growth of competencies and the reputation strengthening of the agency. However, in order to achieve these effects it will be necessary to overcome a number of problems typical of multifunctional antimonopoly authorities: an insufficient exchange of information, an incorrect prioritization of tasks and a loss of focus on protecting competition, as well as a loss of independence due to the increase in the number of stakeholders.

Tsyganov, A.G. & Pavlova, N.S. (2017). Mnogofunktsional’nye antimonopol’nye organy v mirovoy praktike: preimushchestva i riski [Multifunctional Competition Authorities in World Practice: Benefits and Risks]. Public Administration Issues, no 4, pp. 29–50 (in Russian).
ISSN 1999-5431
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