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Introduction. The relevance of the study lies in the fact that the spreading negative socio-economic phenomena of the Russian labor market, such as poverty of the working population, inequality in the income distribution, etc., intercept the reproduction of the labor force, reducing its quality and introducing undesirable structural changes. The reasons for the manifestation of negative socio-economic phenomena in the Russian labor market are based on the principles of imperfect competition in social and labor relations. Specifically, the social and labor relations of labor market subjects have no mutually beneficial basis and are most often aimed at satisfying the economic interests of the employers and infringing on the socio-economic interests of the employees, as well as the fact that the employees are required to have the manpower quality specifications that they lack or the employees have the manpower quality specifications that are not demanded by the employer, i.e. the labor market. The aim of the study is the quantitative assessment of the manifestation degree of imperfect competition in the Russian labor market with the possibility of predicting its spread to social and labor relations, with the subsequent development of conceptual solutions to regulate the imperfect competition in the Russian labor market.

Materials and Methods. A set of methods of statistical and mathematical research is used for the purposes of this study. Mathematical modeling of imperfect competition is carried out by methods of probabilistic and vector analysis. The empirical study of imperfect competition is carried out by the method of statistical observation.

Results. The result of mathematical modeling and statistical research of imperfect competition is the conclusion about the cyclical development of competition in the Russian labor market, where the cyclical change occurred in 2008 and 2016 and was largely determined by the general trend of the country’s economic development and the ongoing crisis phenomena. Relatively sustainable development of competition is observed pertaining to a territorial feature, since there is almost no change in segment groups as a result of cyclical development of competition, which can be successfully interpreted as inertia (stagnation) in the development of competition. The set of measures taken by the state for the development of competitive processes in social and labor relations and regulation of the competitive environment in the Russian labor market is characterized by its insignificant impact on the segment structure and features of competitive processes and components of the competitive environment, as well as by the ineffectiveness of the implemented measures for government regulation.

Discussion and Conclusion. The preservation and spread of the influence of the imperfect competitive processes and imperfect competitive conditions for the specified features and components are predicted in the Russian labor market. The use of quantitative indicators of imperfect competition is one of the methods for the performance evaluation of state regulation of imperfect competition in the Russian labor market.

Keywords: imperfect competition model, social and labor relations, labor market segmentation, employment, negative socio-economic phenomena, features of competitive processes, competitive environment components, competition development, government regulation, competitive behavior, competitive conditions

For citation: Kravtsevich, S. V. (2020). Research and analysis of imperfect competition in the Russian labor market and its projected development. Economic consultant, 32 (4), 5-15. doi: 10.46224/ecoc.2020.4.2


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Sergey V. Kravtsevich (Russia, Chita) – PhD in Economic Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Finance, Credit and Accounting. Chita Institute, Baikal State University. Doctoral student of the base Department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation “Development of human capital”. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. E-mail: sergeykravtsevich1980@mail.ru

Received: Sep 10, 2020 | Accepted: Nov 10, 2020 | Published: Dec 1, 2020
Editor: Alexandru Trifu, PhD in Economics, Petre Andrei University of Iasi, ROMANIA.
Copyright: © 2020 Kravtsevich, S. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.