Our economists publish research papers, write notes and make presentations on projects we have worked on. Have a look to our publications below:
Vertical Restraints (VRs) are commonly defined as agreements between two parties at different levels of the supply chain. These agreements might be driven by efficiency reasons but could also lead to anti-competitive effects. In the past decade, the development of electronic commerce has raised new issues concerning the dynamics underpinning competition in the digital environment […] Read more
This presentation, delivered by Paolo Buccirossi in Warsaw, evaluates the impact of competition policy on total factor productivity growth.
Questa presentazione valuta come il contributo dell’analisi economica può fornire indicazioni su omogeneità della classe e assenza di conflitti di interesse.
Should we change the economic framework and the legal approach to vertical restraints? An assessment by Paolo Buccirossi.
Mergers between competitors might generate relevant anti-competitive effects. Therefore, competition authorities need effective tests to make a preliminary assessment of the likelihood of unilateral effects of horizontal mergers. These tests are usually based on market shares and rely on the definition of the relevant market. However, in some market settings, this approach might fail to […] Read more
Price Relationship Agreements (PRAs) are agreements linking one supplier’s price to those charged to other customers or by competitors. Firms adopt PRAs for many different reasons and the competitive effects of these agreements may vary substantially. This note summarizes the main findings of a comprehensive literature review of PRAs, bringing together different economic theories of […] Read more
Studio di Lear per OFT su price relationship agreements (PRA), relativa tassonomia, possibili effetti concorrenziali e criteri di valutazione di alcuni PRA.