http://staff.feweb.vu.nl/hhouba/vuklein.gifDepartment of Economics

Evgenia Motchenkova 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Papers and Abstracts

Teaching and Professional Experience

 

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Current Affiliation:

Assistant Professor
VU University Amsterdam
Department of Economics (feweb)
De Boelelaan 1105 / 7A-31
1081 HV Amsterdam
tel. +31-(0)20-5987143

 

 

Personal Information:
Name: Evgenia Motchenkova
Date of Birth: January 17, 1978
Place of Birth: Saint-Petersburg, Russia

 

Education:

Ph.D. Economics, Tilburg University, 2005

Master Degree, University of Oslo, 2001

 

 

Research Interests


General: Microeconomics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Antitrust, Competition Policy and Regulation, Mathematical Economics, Dynamic Games.
Specific: Economics of crime, Analysis of optimal policies for deterrence of antitrust law violations, Optimal leniency schemes, Dynamic models of optimal law enforcement.

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Publications

1. E. Motchenkova and P.M. Kort, (2006), Analysis of the properties of the current penalty schemes for violations of antitrust law, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 128(2), 431-451, URL: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10957-006-9024-9.pdf

2. E. Motchenkova, (2008), Determination of optimal penalties for antitrust violations in a dynamic setting, European Journal of Operational Research , 189(1), 269-291, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2007.05.048

 

3. E. Motchenkova and D. Leliefeld, (2010), Adverse effects of leniency programs in view of industry asymmetry, Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Volume V/ Issue 2(12), 115-129, URL: http://www.jaes.reprograph.ro/articles/summer2010/MotchenkovaE_LeliefeldD.pdf

 

4. H. Houba, Motchenkova E., and Q. Wen, (2010), Antitrust enforcement with price-dependent fines and detection probabilities, Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30 no.3 pp. 2017-2027, URL: http://www.accessecon.com/Pubs/EB/2010/Volume30/EB-10-V30-I3-P185.pdf

 

5. R. Halbersma, M. Mikkers, E. Motchenkova, and I. Seinen, (2011), Market Structure and Hospital-Insurer Bargaining in the Netherlands, European Journal of Health Economics, Volume 12, Issue 6, Page 589-603, URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10198-010-0273-z

 

6. E. Motchenkova and R. van der Laan, (2011), Strictness of leniency programs and asymmetric punishment effect, International Review of Economics, Volume 58, Issue 4, Page 401-431, URL: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs12232-011-0131-z.pdf

 

7. H. Houba, Motchenkova E., and Q. Wen, (2012), Competitive Prices as Optimal Cartel Prices, Economics Letters, Volume 114, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 39-42, URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2011.08.021

 

8. I. Lianos and E. Motchenkova (2013), Market Dominance and Search Quality in the Search Engine Market, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 9 (2), 419-455, URL: http://jcle.oxfordjournals.org/content/9/2/419.full.pdf+html

9. E. Motchenkova (2014), Cost minimizing sequential punishment policies for repeat offenders, Applied Economics Letters, 21 (5), 360-365, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13504851.2013.861579

 

Working Papers

The Role of Legal Principles in the Economic Analysis of Competition Policy, with H. Houba and Q. Wen, TILEC Discussion Paper Series, 2014-002.

 

Legal Principles in Antitrust Enforcement, with H. Houba and Q. Wen, 2013. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers, 2013-178/II, Tinbergen Institute

 

Market Power in Bilateral Oligopoly Markets with Non-expandable Infrastructures, with Funaki, Y. and H. Houba, 2012. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 12-139/II and TILEC Discussion Paper Series 2012-041.

 

Antitrust Enforcement and Marginal Deterrence, with H. Houba and Q. Wen, 2011. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 2011-166/1, Tinbergen Institute

 

Research Joint Ventures and Price Collusion: Joint Analysis of the Impact of R&D Subsidies and Antitrust Fines, with O. Rus, VU Serie Research Memoranda 2011-25, URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1871/23878

Leniency Programs in the Presence of Judicial Errors, with N. Ghebrihiwet, TILEC Discussion paper 2010-030, URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1666111##

The Effects of Leniency on Maximal Cartel Pricing, with H. Houba and Q. Wen, 2009. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 09-081/1, Tinbergen Institute

Maximal Cartel Pricing and Leniency Programs, with H. Houba and Q. Wen, 2008. Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 08-120/1, Tinbergen Institute

The effects of leniency programs on cartel stability: A timing game approach, CentER Discussion paper 2004-98, URL: CentER Discussion paper series 2004-98 (revised July 2009)

 

Projects

Market Dominance and Quality of Search Results in Oligopolistic Search Engine Market, with E. Bartelsman , P. Denderski, and I. Lianos, mimeo (March 2013)

 

Mode of Extraction: Technology Transfer, Spillovers, and FDI Policy, with Nahom Tesfay, mimeo (December 2013)

 

 

 

 

Popular publications

Y. Funaki, H. Houba and E. Motchenkova, 2013, An application of Market Power Theory in Bilateral Oligopoly Markets to the EU Gas Production and Distribution Industry, AENORM, 21(78), 14-19. URL: http://www.aenorm.nl/files/nlaenorm2012/file/article_pdfs/synfw_houba%20online.pdf

N. Tesfay, F. den Butter and E. Motchenkova, 2012, De valkuilen voor de snelle economische groei van Eritrea, Economisch Statistische Berichten (ESB), 97 (4632), 30 March 2012, 216-218. URL: http://esbonline.sdu.nl/esb/esb/archief/abbo1/toonartikel1.jsp?di=623696

H. Houba, E. Motchenkova and Q. Wen, 2010, On the Effectiveness of Leniency Programs in Cartel Enforcement, MET: Medium Econometrische Toepassingen, 17-4-3, p. 18-23

H. Houba, E. Motchenkova and Q. Wen, 2010, On the Effectiveness of Leniency Programs in Cartel Enforcement, AENORM (Student Magazine Actuarial Sciences, Econometrics and Operations Research) 18 (67), p. 23-27

H. Houba, E. Motchenkova and Q. Wen, 2009, The Maximal Damage Paradigm in Antitrust Regulation: Is it Something New?, AENORM 16, gemeenschappelijke uitgave econometriestudieverenigingen Kraket/VSAE, Vrije Universiteit/Universiteit van Amsterdam, p.37-41.

Promoting small-scale private enterprises in Russia: the problem of excessive taxation, Proceedings of the Workshop on Reviving Russian Economy through the restructuring of incentives, 2001. St-Petersburg, Russia, pp. 7-10

 

Fellowships, Grants and Honors

·         Short-listed for Antitrust Writing Awards GCR, 2013 (article: " Market Dominance and Search Quality in the Search Engine Market");

·         Short-listed for the best TILEC Discussion Paper of the academic year 2012-2013 (article: " Market Dominance and Search Quality in the Search Engine Market");

·         TILEC Research Grant on “The law and economics of online search and search advertising”, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 2011;

·         Research Fellow of Tinbergen Institute (TI), Tilburg University, 2012 - present;

·         Research Fellow of Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University, 2006 – present;