International scientific gathering: Market Structures & Competition Protection - Experiences of Countries in Transition
16 May 2008
International scienfitic gathering
MARKET STRUCTURES & COMPETITION PROTECTION
- EXPERIENCES OF COUNTRIES IN TRANSITION
May 16, 2008, Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade
As one of the manifestation on the occasion of the 50the anniversary of the IES, the Institute in cooperation with BBA organized the scientific gathering "Market Structures & Competition Protection - Experiences of Countries in Transition" on 16 May 2008.
|10:00 - 12:00||Opening ceremony - Welcome speech
by Prof. Dejan Erić, Director of the IES
|PART I - MARKET STRUCTURES AND COMPETITION|
|12:00 - 12:20||Coffee Break|
|12:20 - 13:30||PART II - COMPETITON PROTECTION|
|13:30 - 14:00||Results Summary and Conclusions|
The gathering was opened by Professor Dejan Erić, PhD, Director of the IES, who, in his introductory speech emphasized the significance of the topic for most countries in transition, especially Serbia. The economy of Serbia is facing very low competitiveness level, according to the estimates of relevant international institutions. He also mentioned the professional staff of the IES, qualified to carry out various research and analyses of concentration level on particular segments of relevant market.
The meeting was led by the operating Presidency, comprised of: Professor Petar Đukić, PhD, full time Professor of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Belgrade, and member of the Council Commission for Competition Protection, Božo Drašković, PhD, associate of the IES, Professor Vlastimir Vuković, PhD, President, IES associate, and Professor Mihail Petkovski, PhD, full time Professor at the Faculty of Economics in Skoplje.
Most participants-authors read their reports during the substantive part of the meeting. The conclusions were adopted ate the end of the meeting.
A significant number of papers with very interesting results and recommendations were presented at the conference. The presentation of the experiences of the Balkan countries in transition attracted special attention.
According to the main conclusions of the gathering, the most important problems are: unsufficient openness of the domestic market, ineffective competition protection, mild penal policy, low customer protection and insufficient competition research.