A Multi Criteria Study of Collusion Risk Factors

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Andrea Ellero

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management

Paola Ferretti

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Elena Zocchia

Ca Foscari University of Venice

Date Written: December 2016

Abstract

Market features can be considered as forerunners of the European Commission’s actions aimed at recognizing collusive behaviours. To identify information that might support the Commission in the exercise of its role of antitrust authority we propose a multi criteria approach. Its focus is on the manufacturing sector and the aim is also to prevent undesired behaviours. Market sector features, such as price-cost margin or market entrance rate, are linked to the likelihood of a collusive behaviour in the sector in terms of “implications rules” by means of Dominance-based Rough Set Approach. Data come from institutional sources concerning different manufacturing sectors from five countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) from 2000 to 2010.

Keywords: collusion prevention, manufacturing sector, dominance based rough set approach, multi-criteria.

JEL Classification: M40

Suggested Citation

Ellero, Andrea and Ferretti, Paola and Zocchia, Elena, A Multi Criteria Study of Collusion Risk Factors (December 2016). Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia Working Paper No. 2016 / 21, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893247 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2893247

Andrea Ellero (Contact Author)

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management ( email )

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Italy

Paola Ferretti

Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

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Venice, 30121
Italy
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Elena Zocchia

Ca Foscari University of Venice ( email )

Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, Veneto 30123
Italy

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