Economic Analysis in Competition Law Enforcement in Russia: Empirical Evidence Based on Data of Judicial Reviews

  • Svetlana AvdashevaEmail author
  • Yannis Katsoulacos
  • Svetlana Golovanova
  • Dina Tsytsulina
Part of the International Law and Economics book series (ILEC)


Russia is an example of a rapidly changing competition legislation and large-scale enforcement combined with an easy access to judicial review. Simple statistical analysis of the economic evidence applied to competition authority’s decisions and the judicial reviews shows the importance of the distinction between mandatory vs. optional tools of economic analysis, the mutual influence of economic analysis and enforcement targets, as well as strong path-dependence in economic analysis application. The slowdown in the use of economic analysis highlights the importance of special efforts to support incentives for analytical work by competition authorities. Encouraging of deeper economic analysis should overcome motivation on making decisions which are not challenged during judicial review. Otherwise, if a deeper economic analysis increases the likelihood of successful annulment of infringement decisions in courts this would discourage attempts of the authority to make additional efforts for its enhancement and improvement.


Antitrust Economic analysis Judicial review Russia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana Avdasheva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yannis Katsoulacos
    • 2
  • Svetlana Golovanova
    • 1
  • Dina Tsytsulina
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research UniversityHigher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Athens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece

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