Recent Developments in Antitrust: Theory and Evidence by Jay Pil Choi

By Jay Pil Choi

Antitrust coverage within the usa and Europe is predicated more and more on monetary research. financial concept and empirical research play a imperative function in antitrust judgements within the courts and within the formula and enforcement of coverage. Antitrust situations are argued utilizing subtle fiscal considering; either plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. v. Microsoft, for instance, made wide use of online game idea, the economics of knowledge, and transaction expense economics of their arguments. In this CESifo quantity, experts from the USA and the eu Union study conceptual and empirical concerns thinking about antitrust coverage in mild of contemporary advancements within the field.The first 3 chapters tackle theoretical concerns which have been very important in contemporary antitrust activities: sturdy items markets, two-sided markets and platform festival, and tying preparations. members then soak up empirical issues, discussing such themes as bundling and tying as obvious out there for chilly and pain-relief medication; the political points of merger regulate; and marketplace definition and differentiated items within the automobile and delicate drink markets. members additionally handle antitrust and regulatory concerns in markets with imperfect details, analyzing comparative ads and incentives for info disclosure. the ultimate bankruptcy treats the possession constitution of cable tv networks and its impression on festival within the neighborhood entry marketplace. the significance of monetary research in antitrust coverage makes this assessment of fresh theoretical and empirical advancements crucial examining for lecturers and policymakers.Contributors:Mark Armstrong, Francesca Barigozzi, Randy Brenkers, Duarte Brito, Jay Pil Choi, David S. Evans, Vivek Ghosal, Jos Jansen, Franco Mariuzzo, Martin Peitz, Pedro Pereira, Michael Salinger, Frank Verboven, Michael Waldman, Patrick Paul Walsh, Ciara Whelan

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Another example of a practice firms employ to make used units unavailable for consumption occurs in the textbook market. In that market firms kill off the secondhand market through the frequent introduction of new editions, which make used copies nearly worthless. One might object at this point that the above analysis is one in which new-unit sellers have significant market power, but the textbook market is one typically with many sellers, so that market power is limited. But this argument misses an important feature of that market.

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Their main finding is that, because the monopolist charges a price for its output that is above its marginal cost of production while maintenance is priced competitively, consumers do not behave in an efficient fashion. Rather, when faced with these prices, consumers sometimes maintain used units when it would be efficient to replace those units with new units. The result is typically a reduction in monopoly profitability because the maintenance-versusreplacement inefficiency reduces consumer willingness to pay.

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