Control mechanism and directions for state regulation of transaction costs




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The paper looks into a control mechanism and identifies some directions for state regulation of transaction costs, which comprise the following: a) summary of a range of program activities; b) determination of a goal and operational goals for development of a control system structure for transaction costs; c) improvement of the regulatory support of the dominant directions for minimization of transaction costs; d) decrease of a level of costs associated with transfer of ownership and overcoming of information non-transparency; e) strengthening the infrastructure support of state policy of transaction costs reduction. The author groups together those factors which influence the generation of transaction costs, examines the components of the economic freedom index and the dynamics of Heritage Foundation's transaction costs indicators in Ukraine in 2005-2016. The indicators of Ukraine are compared in the Doing Business rating over a period up to 2015-2016.

It is pointed out that the institutional support (program activities) is of major importance in pursuing a sound state policy of transaction costs.

The directions for state regulation of transaction costs have to include the following program activities: development of an information infrastructure, development of e-commerce, development of and affording access to Internet resources, development of such forms of business practice as delivery of seminars, warranty service, post-delivery maintenance, purchase of products by sample, implementation of cluster policy, organization of trading sites, development of an e-bidding system, future and option transactions, high-quality legal and economic support as well as skill formation.

Author Biography

Galyna Kolisnyk, Uzhgorod National University

Ph.D. in Economics, Assistant Professor, Senior Lecturer of the Accounting and Audit Department 


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How to Cite

Kolisnyk, G. (2016). Control mechanism and directions for state regulation of transaction costs. Skhid, (4(144), 34–40.