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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....

ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND MERGER EFFICIENCIES IN THE CHILEAN PENSION FUNDS MARKET

Claudio Agostini, Eduardo Saavedra and Manuel Willington.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Financial Institutions and Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 8041 words.

Over the last twenty years there has been a significant concentration process in the pension fund manager industry in Chile (the number of firms has dropped from 21 in 1994 to only 6 in...

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...

EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE OF CONSUMER RESPONSE IN REGULATED MARKETS

Catherine Waddams Price and Minyan Zhu.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Regulation and Industrial Policy. 13243 words.

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority has opened two major investigations into the retail energy and banking sectors, and identifies weak consumer response as a potential theory of...

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HOW LOYALTY DISCOUNTS CAN PERVERSELY DISCOURAGE DISCOUNTING

Einer Elhauge.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 16851 words.

Loyalty discounts are agreements to sell at a lower price to buyers who buy all or most of their purchases from the seller. This article proves that loyalty discounts can create...

INFERRING ANTICOMPETITIVE PRICE EFFECTS FROM DIFFERENCE-IN-DIFFERENCE ANALYSIS: A CAVEAT

Shawn W. Ulrick and Seth B. Sacher.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Law and Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 6201 words.

Difference-in-differences, or “D-in-D,” is perhaps the most broadly applied econometric technique in retrospective analyses of competition matters. We discuss a possible...

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...

MERGER SIMULATION IN COMPETITION POLICY: A SURVEY

Oliver Budzinski and Isabel Ruhmer.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 16768 words.

Advances in competition economics as well as in computational and empirical methods have offered the scope for the employment of merger simulation models (MSMs) in merger-control procedures...

MODELING THE DURATION OF MERGER REVIEWS IN NEW ZEALAND

Qing Gong Yang and Michael Pickford.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric Modelling; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Mergers and Acquisitions; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 11324 words.

The limited evidence on the speed of processing merger reviews by competition agencies shows that the time taken varies widely between cases. In this article, we explore which factors...

Pricing behaviour under competition in the UK electricity supply industry

Monica Giulietti, Jesus Otero and Michael Waterson.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Energy and Utilities; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9658 words.

This paper investigates the evolution of electricity prices for domestic customers in the UK following the introduction of competition. The empirical analysis is based on a panel data set...

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QUANTIFICATION OF HARM IN DAMAGES ACTIONS FOR ANTITRUST INFRINGEMENTS: INSIGHTS FROM GERMAN CARTEL CASES

Hans W. Friederiszick and Lars-Hendrik Röller.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

September 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10116 words.

This paper argues that empirical economic analysis in court proceedings is subject to important economic and legal restrictions, cumulating in a fundamental trade-off between accuracy and...

RIGOROUS ANALYSIS TO BRIDGE THE INFERENCE GAP IN CLASS CERTIFICATION

Steven R. Peterson and Andrew Y. Lemon.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2011; p ublished online November 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Law and Economics. 8479 words.

Federal appellate courts increasingly require a rigorous analysis showing that the requirements of Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are satisfied before a district court...

Screening for collusion: a spatial statistics approach

Pim Heijnen, Marco A. Haan and Adriaan R. Soetevent.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2015; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Market Structure and Pricing. 13959 words.

We develop a method to screen for local cartels. We first test whether there is statistical evidence of clustering of outlets that score high on some characteristic that is consistent with...

Trust, Leniency, and Deterrence

Maria Bigoni, Sven-Olof Fridolfsson, Chloé Le Coq and Giancarlo Spagnolo.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

November 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Microeconomics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Law and Economics. 10809 words.

This article presents results from a laboratory experiment studying the channels through which different law enforcement strategies deter cartel formation. With leniency policies offering...

THE USE OF SURVEYS IN MERGER AND COMPETITION ANALYSIS

Stephen Hurley.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2011; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 11086 words.

Data generated from surveys have long been used to gather information from a large population efficiently. Used properly by competition authorities and professional advisors, surveys can...