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Pass-Through and Competition in the Food Sector: New Data New Insights Remaining Questions - Steve McCorriston

Pass-Through and Competition in the Food Sector: New Data, New Insights,...

Current pressures on food supply chains are associated with higher food prices but the extent of the pass-through to consumers will depend on how...
Competition Issues in UK Grocery Retailing - Andrew Taylor & Nick Warren

Competition Issues in UK Grocery Retailing

Over the past 20 years, grocery retailing has probably been the sector most investigated by the UK competition authorities. Given that three quarters of...
Hub and spoke Cases in the Portuguese Grocery Sector - Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Catarina Tourais, Margarida Robalo Cordeiro, Mariana Dias, Marta Roch & Rafael Longo

Hub-and-spoke Cases in the Portuguese Grocery Sector

Resale price maintenance (“RPM”) restrictions may play an instrumental role in implementing collusive agreements downstream, in a hub-and-spoke arrangement. This is highlighted in two...
The NZCC Market Study into Retail Grocery - Andy Matthews & Danny Xie

The NZCC Market Study into Retail Grocery

The New Zealand Commerce Commission is currently undertaking its market study into the retail groceries sector. New Zealand has one of the most concentrated...
Antitrust Chronicle - Predatory Pricing

Antitrust Chronicle – Predatory Pricing

Dear Readers, Price competition has famously been described as the “central nervous system of the economy.” The underlying aim of antitrust and competition rules is...
Predation as a Leveraging Abuse – Filling the Gap Between Economic Theory and Antitrust Enforcement?

Predation as a Leveraging Abuse – Filling the Gap Between Economic...

The conventional view of predation is that of a “one-market abuse,” where profit sacrifice and recoupment necessarily take place on the same market. We...
The Chicago School and the Irrelevance of Predation

The Chicago School and the Irrelevance of Predation

Everybody knows that Chicago scholars dismissed predatory pricing as a practice of concern for antitrust law due to its alleged unprofitability, both relative and...
The Paradox of Predatory Pricing

The Paradox of Predatory Pricing

Predatory pricing is an antitrust paradox. In concept, the conduct is plainly anticompetitive, yet no predatory pricing case has resulted in an injunction or...
Predation by the Dominant Buyer

Predation by the Dominant Buyer

Just as a monopolist may eliminate its rivals through predatory pricing, a monopsonist may eliminate rivals through predatory buying. This, in fact, is what...
Predatory Pricing in the Light of Colombian Antitrust Law

Predatory Pricing in the Light of Colombian Antitrust Law

Predatory pricing has been established as an abuse of dominance forms of conducting Colombia. The law describes two different conducts dealing with the same...

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