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The winners of yesterday’s quizz are Anna and Alfonso. Here’s the source: B. Hawk, “Un tour d’horizon de la politique de la concurrence”, Cahiers de droit européen , 1992, n°5, p.1. I found the quote in one of my students (Mathieu Coquelet) dissertation.

I am currently reading students dissertations. I  find this very stimulating  intellectually. Two ideas came to mind in going through their papers:

  • From an economic standpoint, the prohibition of RPM even at low market share levels makes some sense, because it allows price differenciation at the distribution level (e.g., distributors can efficiently price discriminate to serve more customers/recoup fixed costs more rapidly);
  • What economic errors could give rise to compensation under Articles  268-340 TFUE ?: Saying that establishing tacit collusion does not require the proof of retaliation mechanism; using list prices rather than transaction prices to establish a finding of SIEC, whilst rebates are pervasive on the relevant market.

No rocket science, but still I thought I could share my thoughts.
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Written by Nicolas Petit

8 September 2010 at 1:08 pm

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