Statistical Techniques for Detecting Anticompetitive Behaviors of the Enterprises
anticompetitive behavior, quantitative techniques, enterprises, market shares
Anticompetitive agreements are usually made by enterprises that interact frequently during their day by day activities. Although some agreements are necessary for the good development of their businesses, some economic operators are concluding secret agreements that are harmful for competition as well as for the final consumers. Detecting such behaviors is in the responsibility of the worldwide competition authorities. They are using either direct proof, got through down raids, or through indirect evidences, obtained by using analytical methods for detecting anticompetitive behaviors. This research paper reveals a series of quantitative methods for detecting cartels and some case studies where these methods have been applied.