Resale price maintenance post legging: a model of RPM incentives

Comanor, Bill and Salant, David (2017) Resale price maintenance post legging: a model of RPM incentives. Review of Industrial Organization, 50 (2). pp. 169-179.

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Official URL: http://tse-fr.eu/pub/31268

Abstract

The prominent Babies R Us decision (McDonough et al., v. Toys R US, Inc., 2009) was the first to explore the economic consequences of resale price maintenance after the Supreme Court’s Leegin Decision. Previously, litigation concerned the presence or absence of an agreement; but that changed with the new jurisprudence which instead emphasized the restraint’s direct anti-competitive effects. While the district court’s decision in the Babies R Us case rested on the factual circumstances of the case, it did not have before it an economic model through which those facts could be integrated. This paper offers such a mode, the predicates of which are drawn from the case. The conclusions that are drawn from the model are fully consistent with the court’s decision.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: March 2017
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 15:44
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 15:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:31268
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/22613

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