E.CA Economics Expert Forum – Brussels
E.CA Economics Expert Forum
Pricing Strategies and Competition Law & Economics
12 October 2012, Hotel Le Châtelain, Brussels
Pricing strategies are one of the most hotly debated areas of competition law and economics. With firms facing tighter financial constraints and policymakers shifting focus to end consumer goods, pricing-related dominance cases are in their heyday. But in which circumstances is a low-price strategy pro-competitive; where is it anti-competitive? Do margin squeeze provisions offer an easy way to catch offenders? Do we need excessive pricing cases for collectively dominant firms as a complement to cartel investigations? And what is the Commission’s policy regarding vertical price restraints such as retail price maintenance or most favoured nation clauses? These questions were discussed with a high-level panel of policy stakeholders and economists.
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- Recent Pricing Decisions – Frank Montag, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Overview of recent article 101/102 practice – Lars Wiethaus, E.CA Economics
- Pricing Strategies and Competition Law and Economics: How to measure the actual effects – Frank Verboven, KU Leuven
- Margin squeeze and duty to deal: Comparison of US and EU approaches – George Rozanski, Bates White