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23 May 2013 - Lear Competition Notes , Abuse of Dominance, Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Vertical Restraints in Electronic Commerce: an economic perspective

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

The impact of Competition Policy on Productivity Growth
22 April 2013 - Presentations

The impact of Competition Policy on Productivity Growth

This presentation, delivered by Paolo Buccirossi in Warsaw, evaluates the impact of competition policy on total factor productivity growth.

19 April 2013 - Presentations

Analisi economica nel vaglio di ammissibilità di un’azione di classe

Questa presentazione valuta come  il contributo dell’analisi economica può fornire indicazioni su omogeneità della classe e assenza di conflitti di interesse.  

27 February 2013 - Presentations

Vertical Restraints in e-commerce

Should we change the economic framework and the legal approach to vertical restraints? An assessment by Paolo Buccirossi.

12 February 2013 - Lear Competition Notes , Competition Economics, Mergers

Merger screen and the use of price pressure test

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

30 November 2012 - Lear Competition Notes , Cartels, Competition Economics, Cooperation and Vertical Agreements

Price Relationship Agreements: economic analysis and implications for competition

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

29 November 2012 - Presentations

Can ‘Fair’ Prices Be Unfair? A Review of Price Relationship Agreements

Studio di Lear per OFT su price relationship agreements (PRA), relativa tassonomia, possibili effetti concorrenziali e criteri di valutazione di alcuni PRA.