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Access pricing with regulated downstream competition and upstream externalities

Kristin Linnerud and Steinar Vagstad.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Agricultural Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 7723 words.

We examine the optimal funding of farmers who have organised their activity in a cooperative that controls the supply of an input factor and meets competition in the market for its...

THE ANTITRUST ASSESSMENT OF LOYALTY DISCOUNTS AND REBATES

Gianluca Faella.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 17621 words.

Loyalty discounts lie at the heart of the debate on single-firm conduct, probably the most controversial issue in contemporary antitrust practice. Under particular conditions, loyalty...

BEHAVIORAL ANTITRUST: NOT READY FOR THE MAIN STAGE

Roger Van den Bergh.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12477 words.

Antitrust law is firmly grounded in rational choice theory. The behavioral antitrust literature introduces irrationality into the analysis of the reasons and effects of firms' behavior....

COMPETITION AND MERGERS AMONG NONPROFITS

Jens Prüfer.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 8391 words.

Should mergers among nonprofit organizations be assessed differently than mergers among for-profit firms? A recent debate in law and economics, boosted by apparently one-sided court...

COMPETITION IN ANTITRUST REGULATION: LAW BEYOND LIMITS

Ronald A. Cass.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 16284 words.

Twenty-five years ago, Frank Easterbrook published his essay The Limits of Antitrust, in which he argued for a set of filters that government enforcement authorities and judges could use to...

COMPETITION WITHIN FIRMS

Lisa Bruttel and Simeon Schudy.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Design of Experiments; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure and Pricing. 6768 words.

We investigate the role of incentives set by a parent firm for competition among its subsidiaries. In a Cournot experiment, four subsidiaries of the same parent operate in the same market....

Corporate power and US economic and environmental policy, 1978–2008

Harland Prechel.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy Economics; Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 11004 words.

The analysis here critically evaluates the ‘new corporate environmentalism’ and elaborates a relational theory of the state to explain policy formation in the US electrical energy industry....

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DETERRENCE EFFECTS OF KOREAN ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT ON PRODUCER PRICES AND PROFIT MARGINS

Robert M. Feinberg and Minsoo Park.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 6040 words.

Antitrust enforcement is well established in Korea, yet there has been little study of its effectiveness. John Connor, however, noted that “the Korean [Fair Trade Commission] has the best...

THE EFFECT OF CLOSURE ON QUALITY: THE CASE OF RURAL NURSING HOMES

John R. Bowblis and Andrew Vassallo.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economics of Health; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 9318 words.

Understanding the role of competition in determining prices and quality is important in evaluating various public policies, including any antitrust investigation of a proposed merger. This...

Elves or Trolls? The role of nonpracticing patent owners in the innovation economy

Damien Geradin, Anne Layne-Farrar and A. Jorge Padilla.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

February 2012; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9211 words.

Firm structure and the degree of vertical integration lie at the core of a key intellectual property concern currently under debate: “patent trolls.” While court opinions and competition...

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AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF SECONDARY LINE PRICE DISCRIMINATION MOTIVATIONS

Hagit Bulmash.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Law and Economics; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 14707 words.

The prohibition of secondary line price discrimination stated in the Robinson-Patman Act probably still affects more business decisions than any other antitrust law. This article applies a...

THE FTC, IP, AND SSOS: GOVERNMENT HOLD-UP REPLACING PRIVATE COORDINATION

Richard A. Epstein, F. Scott Kieff and Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; General Economics; Technological Change; Research and Development; History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Property Law; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Manufacturing; Welfare Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Economic History; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; History of Economic Thought (to 1925). 21147 words.

In its recent report entitled, “The Evolving IP Marketplace,” the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a far-reaching regulatory approach (Proposal) that is likely to interfere with the...

HIDDEN EFFICIENCIES: THE RELEVANCE OF BUSINESS JUSTIFICATIONS IN ABUSE OF DOMINANCE CASES

Hans W. Friederiszick and Linda Gratz.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12512 words.

This article assesses the relevance of efficiencies and other justifications in recent Article 102 TFEU cases. Based on a review of all EU decisions and openings between 2009 and mid-2013,...

THE HYPOTHETICAL MONOPOLIST IN A WORLD OF MULTI-PRODUCT FIRMS: SHOULD OUTSIDE COMPANIONS BE INCLUDED IN HIS BASKET?

Adriaan ten Kate and Gunnar Niels.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure and Pricing. 6263 words.

The hypothetical monopolist of the U.S. Horizontal Merger Guidelines not only is supposed to be the sole producer of the products inside the candidate market, but also is not supposed to...

IS THE GOOGLE PLATFORM A TWO-SIDED MARKET?

Giacomo Luchetta.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10222 words.

Probably not, is the short answer to that question. Unlike other platforms, such as operating systems, credit cards, or even nightclubs, where a single transaction is performed via the...

LOYALTY REBATES AFTER INTEL: TIME FOR THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE TO OVERRULE HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE

Damien Geradin.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 17638 words.

In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive rebates and “naked restrictions.” This...

MONOPSONY ABUSE OR EFFICIENT PURCHASING? QUALITY MEASUREMENT IN THE TOBACCO LEAF MARKET

F. Andrew Hanssen.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Production and Organizations; Market Structure and Pricing; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 6350 words.

In the recent case of Deloach v. Philip Morris, plaintiff tobacco growers accused the major cigarette manufacturers of using unusually structured tobacco auctions to engage in monopsony...

On the benefits of contractual inefficiency in quality-differentiated markets

Emanuele Bacchiega and Olivier Bonroy.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 7698 words.

Contractual inefficiencies within supply chains increase an input price above its marginal cost, therefore they are considered detrimental to consumer surplus. We argue that such...

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PATENT HOLDUP AND OLIGOPSONISTIC COLLUSION IN STANDARD-SETTING ORGANIZATIONS

J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Market Structure and Pricing; Law and Economics. 31440 words.

Current controversies over patent policy place standard-setting organizations (SSOs) on a collision course with antitrust law. Recent theoretical research conjectures that, in an SSO,...

Patent Pools, Competition, and Innovation—Evidence from 20 US Industries under the New Deal

Ryan Lampe and Petra Moser.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2016; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Technological Change; Research and Development. 15798 words.

Patent pools have become a prominent mechanism to reduce litigation risks and facilitate the commercialization of new technologies. This article takes advantage of a window of regulatory...

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