Academic Commons

Reports

Tomorrow’s Antitrust Rulings on Conditional Pricing: How the Latest Economic Research May Show the Way

Asker, John W.; Akkus-Clemens, Selvin

It is important to distinguish our focus from contracts that explicitly condition on the price of rivals. A good example of this is the most-favored-customer (MFC) agreement. With an MFC agreement, a seller guarantees to match the lowest price a buyer can get from any of the seller’s rivals. By contrast, our focus is on contracts that provide a buyer with price discounts conditional on the level of that buyer’s own purchases.

Files

Also Published In

Title
Monopoly Matters

More About This Work

Academic Units
Economics
Series
Department of Economics Discussion Papers
Published Here
February 8, 2019
Academic Commons provides global access to research and scholarship produced at Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary. Academic Commons is managed by the Columbia University Libraries.