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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Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page. This process is limited by entry and exit barriers Counteracting cartels in the decisions of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumers Protection The majority of the decisions czrny the Polish UOKiK, known as the Antimonopoly Office betweenconcerns the preventive monitoring of concentrations and a small percentage relates to cartels anti-competitive horizontal agreements.

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The economic concept of market failures justifies the implementation of competition law in order to limit or eliminate negative external cazrny of business activities. It creates transparency of the market and competitors may know their prices without price collusion.

The more sophisticated the management structure of a cartel, the higher the costs of its activity but, the greater also its effectiveness and stability thanks to better enforcement of discipline concerning the implementation of the agreement. 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.

Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels

Fines imposed for the use of monopolistic practices fail to perform that function in Poland while their importance is growing in terms of fostering the awareness of entrepreneurs concerning the obligation to observe competition law.

Information about fuel prices at gas stations is public and displayed on pylons easily seen from a distance. How important is an economic analysis for the results of anti-cartel proceedings considering that they are prohibited per se, that is, absolutely and unconditionally?

Kelly Publishers, USA The Law of Competition and its Practice, St. Business lobbying for administrative barriers is called rent seeking. Production quota fixing is a substitute for price-fixing, if the prices result from an attempt to maximize the profit of the seller and price negotiations with buyers, then production quotas must result from a cost-price analysis.


Gronowski, Ustawa antymonopolowa — komentarz, Warszawap. Second Edition, West Publishing Does growing market concentration and resulting transparency increase the significance of the economic approach to the evaluation of market effects of the behaviour of business?

Competition law should be applied only in cases when the competition authority can prove the existence of an overt collusion but not in cases of tacit ones. Criteria and consequences of effectiveness of cartels VI. 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 It is hard to imagine that entrepreneurs would assess external losses associated with their practices and include them in xzarny own cost-benefit analysis as applied, for instance, in the case of environmental charges.

Role of economic analysis in anti-cartel proceedings The evaluation of czary consequences of alleged cartels is performed in two stages in the economics of competition law. Nojszewska, Mikroekonomia, Warszawap. Thus, depending on the physical and chemical properties of the goods, the producer may be selling its products in a particular territory not as a result of an agreement between competitors, but due to the optimization of trade logistics.

Hovenkamp, The Antitrust Enterprise…, p. Establishing the existence of cartel facilitating factors is considered to be the purpose of the relevant market analysis which requires the economic approach to determine: The European cement cartel, which operated for ten years with the support of the European Association of Cement Producers Cembureaueight national associations and 33 cement manufacturers, constitutes a good example of a precise organisation and stability of a cartel.

Stiglitz reflected in excessive administrative regulation which restricts business initiative and adversely affects the economy, including consumers8. Oligopolistic market structures, widely discussed in economic theory, are used in the economics of competition law The need for an economization of antitrust proceedings, including anti-cartel ones, pointed out in the economics of competition law, should modify the current approach applied to cartels. Oligopoly is an intermediate form between perfect competition and structural monopoly.

It is doubtful whether a convergence of market actions of competitors may at all be defined as collusion, even a tacit nojsszewska. 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 UOKiK finds information necessary to establish a restriction of competition associated with fixing minimum fees for services nojszewsk by members of professional associations in draft statutes or already adopted by-laws of such associations as they contain provisions contradictory to Article 6 1 1 of the Act of Particularly important is the examination of price change predictions and an analysis whether actual prices result from the actions of competitors or from adjustment to the conduct of the price leader.

The economics of competition law clearly differentiates between interdependence of market behaviour in an oligopolistic market and agreements between competitors that restrict nojszeeska by fixing prices, production quotas, market.

Clearly, this is oligopolistic competition consisting of interdependent price adjustments among competitors. They are considered to be negative because the achievement of such business goals may restrict competition and go against social interests7. My experience as an antitrust consultant to large companies in Poland explicitly indicates however that the more transparent the market, the higher the chance that meetings between competitors even those of which minutes are kept are not collusive.

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. Counteracting cartels in the decisions of the President of the Office of Competition and Consumers A company or a consumer who suffered losses, due to monopolistic practices of a dominant undertaking or a cartel, may relay on czarmy enforcement to alleviate them.

Calaméo – Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels

Role of economic analysis in anti-cartel proceedings Nojssewska. This of course does not discredit the leniency procedure as such effectively applied in the USA sincebut it is worth pointing out the risk of its misuse. Summary Prices convergence on a market for goods traded by various producers, concentration of their basic product quotas in a particular territory and relative stability of their market shares — do not always have to indicate the existence of an agreement between the players on that market.