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THE ANTITRUST IMPLICATIONS OF “PAPERLESS TICKETING” ON SECONDARY MARKETS

Daniel A. Rascher and Andrew D. Schwarz.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services; Market Structure and Pricing. 20775 words.

“Paperless Ticketing” refers to a transaction where the purchaser uses her credit card to get into an event instead of having a ticket, pdf, or mobile phone scanable file. As implemented by...

ARE RESTRICTIONS OF COMPETITION BY SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL IN NATURE?

Oliver Budzinski and Stefan Szymanski.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 9805 words.

In this article, we discuss, from an economic perspective, two alternative views of restrictions of competition by sports associations. The horizontal approach views such restrictions as an...

ASSESSING UNILATERAL MERGER EFFECTS IN A TWO-SIDED MARKET: AN APPLICATION TO THE DUTCH DAILY NEWSPAPER MARKET

Lapo Filistrucchi, Tobias J. Klein and Thomas O. Michielsen.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13239 words.

We compare different methods to assess unilateral merger effects in a two-sided market by applying them to a hypothetical merger in the Dutch newspaper industry. We first specify and...

Competition policy in modern retail markets

Hans W. Friederiszick and Ela Głowicka.

in Journal of Antitrust Enforcement

April 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 15311 words.

With e-commerce having accelerated over recent years, retailing has changed significantly. Manufacturers and retailers have established multichannel (offline/online) strategies within which...

THE DETERRENT AND ENUNCIATING EFFECTS OF CONSENT DECREES

Giovanna Massarotto.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 2959 words.

More than 90 percent of U.S. civil antitrust cases settle by consent decrees. This phenomenon raises two questions. First, do consent decrees sacrifice antitrust deterrence, given that no...

DOES GOOGLE LEVERAGE MARKET POWER THROUGH TYING AND BUNDLING?

Benjamin Edelman.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 14026 words.

I examine Google's pattern and practice of tying to leverage its dominance into new sectors. In particular, I show how Google used these tactics to enter numerous markets, to compel usage...

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...

THE MAP OF COMMERCE: INTERNET SEARCH, COMPETITION, AND THE CIRCULAR FLOW OF INFORMATION

Daniel F. Spulber.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Marketing; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 21017 words.

Search firms provide matchmaking services between consumers and suppliers that are central to the efficiency of the economy. The significant economic contributions of search firms as...

MARGIN–CONCENTRATION ANALYSIS IN THE UK GROCERIES INQUIRY

Jerry A. Hausman and David W.G. Parker.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Services. 8044 words.

The UK Competition Commission's recent inquiry into the Groceries sector made the unusual recommendation that organic growth by large incumbents in concentrated areas be prohibited. The key...

MARKET DEFINITION AND UNILATERAL COMPETITIVE EFFECTS IN ONLINE RETAIL MARKETS

Michael R. Baye.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 5886 words.

Although the basic principles used to define a relevant market or to analyze unilateral competitive effects in traditional retail settings also apply in online retail markets, several...

MARKET DOMINANCE AND SEARCH QUALITY IN THE SEARCH ENGINE MARKET

Ioannis Lianos and Evgenia Motchenkova.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 16849 words.

We analyze a search engine market from a law and economics perspective and incorporate the choice of quality-improving innovations by a search engine platform in a two-sided model of...

MAXIMIZING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE'S PROFITS FROM COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS

J. Gregory Sidak.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 22422 words.

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) regulates the pricing of the U.S. Postal Service's products, including products not protected by the Postal Service's statutory monopolies that the...

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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...

Prices, profits, and pass-through of costs along a supermarket supply chain: bargaining and competition

Howard Smith and John Thanassoulis.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 12539 words.

In this paper we present an empirical study of a supermarket supply chain to understand the determinants of prices and profits enjoyed by farmers, processors, and supermarkets. We study the...

SEARCH NEUTRALITY AND REFERRAL DOMINANCE

Daniel A. Crane.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 4385 words.

Dominant Internet search engines such as Google have been accused of favoring their proprietary content and services in organic search rankings. Some commentators have proposed a “search...

SOME DYNAMICS OF HIGH-TECH MERGER ANALYSIS IN GENERAL AND WITH RESPECT TO XM–SIRIUS

Thomas W. Hazlett.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2008; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 8887 words.

Horizontal merger evaluation is heavily reliant on market definition. An SSNIP framework formats the analysis, and demand elasticity evidence used to apply the test is often sparse, as is...

VERTICAL RESTRAINTS ON E-COMMERCE AND SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION

Paolo Buccirossi.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Services. 12007 words.

This paper discusses whether, when manufacturers choose to adopt a selective distribution system, vertical restraints imposed on electronic commerce (e-commerce) may work in the interest of...