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Classifying regions to assess the effectiveness of competition policy in the subjects of the Russian Federation

Vol. 17, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2019

Received: 23 July 2019

Received in revised form: 29 August 2019

Accepted: 22 October 2019

Available online: 13 December 2019


JEL Classification: L44, R11, R13, R58

Pages: 2314–2327

Polenov A.V. Anti-Cartel Department of Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Subject This article discusses the new forms and methods of improving the basic principles of State regulation of competitive relations at the regional level.
Objectives The article aims to assess the effectiveness of the State policy on protection and development of competition in the subjects of the Russian Federation and justify the typological approach to classify the Russian Federation subjects according to the competition policy effectiveness.
Methods For the study, I used the typological approach, analysis, and grouping.
Results The article presents a method of classifying the subjects of the Russian Federation to assess the effectiveness of competition policy, taking into account the positive or negative impact of its instruments on the state of competition. It also presents an option chart helping choose the mechanism for competition policy implementing.
Conclusions and Relevance The proposed classification of the subjects of the Russian Federation, as well as the option chart help determine directions to protect and develop competition. The region classification mechanism presented can be applied by both the federal executive and regional government authorities.

Keywords: classification, competition policy, efficiency, constituent entity, Russian Federation


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