Biography

I hold Ph.D. in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University (awarded in 2012) and MA in Economics from The Kyiv School of Economics (awarded in 2007). I joined Norwich Business School in 2016 as a Lecturer in Competition Economics. Prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Mannheim during 2012- 2016.

My research interests lie in the areas of industrial organization and microeconomics with the emphasis on the economics of collusion and competition policy. My current research concerns the following issues: boundaries (or extent) of collusion, strategic response of buyers to potential collusion and collusion in two-sided markets.

All Publications

Kumar, V., Marshall, R. C., Marx, L. M., Samkharadze, L.

(2015)

Buyer resistance for cartel versus merger,

in International Journal of Industrial Organization

39

pp. 71-80

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My research interests lie in the areas of industrial organization and microeconomics with the emphasis on the economics of collusion and competition policy. My current research concerns the following issues: boundaries (or extent) of collusion, strategic response of buyers to potential collusion and collusion in two-sided markets.

Current research papers:

  • “Monopolization Conduct by Cartels”, joint with Robert Marshal and Leslie Marx (revise and resubmit)
  • “Limiting Bid Rigging via Information Non-disclosure”
  • “Collusion in Two-sided Markets”, joint with Martin Peitz

Teaching Interests

My teaching experience overlaps with my research interests. I have been regularly involved in teaching of various courses in Competition Policy and Industrial Economics.

  • Developing Management Skills (MSc, UEA)
  • Imperfect Competition and Firm Strategy (MA, University of Mannheim)
  • Competition Policy Analysis (BA and MA, University of Mannheim)
  • Economic of Collusion (BA, Pennsylvania State University)

Professional Activities

Professional Activities:

Referee for: International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy.