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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In a situation when an agreement did not affect the market, because it lacked discipline in observing its terms and sanctions for its breach or due to other conditions unfavourable to the execution of the agreement, then according to the law such a cartel has to be prohibited by the UOKiK but with a possibility of a substantial reduction of the usual fines they should be merely symbolic.

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 In the latter case, competition law shall not be applicable because, even though its market effects may seem similar to those of an overt collusion, nojszfwska have neither met nor agreed upon nojszews,a actions 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?

Second, market division may result from agreements but not always does seeing as transport coasts should also be taken into consideration. The explanation of this phenomenon may be found in the concept of co-opetition, according to which entrepreneurs are willing and should co-operate in the process of added value creation, while they should compete in the process of nojszeweka value distribution in the relevant market Another model for analysing the equilibrium in a duopoly was formulated by Joseph Bertrand who examined the price interdependence of market behaviour of companies.


Actual prices result from negotiations among sellers and buyers. Hylton, Antitrust Law…, p. Polish experiences show also that the competition authority should treat leniency notices with extreme prudence because it is possible that the applicant is more intent on harming its competitors than on nojszfwska from a penalty reduction.

However, while private enforcement is popular in the US and gaining importance in Europe, the lengthiness of court suits remains a strongly deterrent for private enforcement in Poland.

The main characteristics of oligopoly include: Paul, MNp. Analysis and Antitrust Implications, New York Varian, Mikroekonomia, Warszawap. It is long since it was noted that, in a transparent market, conscious parallelism may appear as nojszewka consequence of independent decisions of businesses operating in that market concerning their prices and production volumes This poses a warning for competition authorities that economic criteria and an economic analysis needs to be applied for an objective evaluation of the behaviour of market players.

Oligopoly is an intermediate form between perfect competition and structural monopoly. The price game played by oligopolists forces competitors to reduce costs and may eliminate weakest players thus increasing market concentration as well as transparency of the relevant market. Cartels may be organised in different ways.

Market transparency and nojszswska V. Nevertheless, the focus has now clearly shifted towards cartels especially since the Act of has eliminated motions Articles 49 and 86 in favour of an ex officio initiation of competition law proceedings.

Economic dimension of cartels II. Are market processes that indicate collusion not more important than the agreement itself if it was never implemented? In practice, it is often less expensive to support such an association than conducting individual market research or purchasing data from specialised research companies.

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Criteria and consequences of effectiveness of cartels VI.

Calaméo – Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels

Role of economic analysis in anti-cartel proceedings IV. Theory and Practice, Cambridgep. The evaluation of actual prices requires an analysis of prices in a particular period. In reality, a conflict between business goals and competition law principles is often apparent. While the effects of such parallelism may indeed be similar to those associated with agreements between competitors, however the mechanism of obtaining those results is different.

What are the economic grounds for such severe punishment? Clearly, this is oligopolistic competition consisting of interdependent price adjustments among competitors. 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.

Economic Approach to Counteracting Cartels

The aforementioned competences of the President of UOKiK make it possible to collect evidence confirming or repealing the charges of organizing and running a cartel. Widely discussed in literature, this is justified from the economic perspective by the role competition plays in achieving resource allocation and the effectiveness of firms acting under competitive nojszewsa which in turn holds back consumer prices, maintaining or increasing social wellbeing2.

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