Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2019724
 


 



Resale Price Maintenance: Explaining the Controversy, and Small Steps
Towards a More Nuanced Policy


Matthew R. Bennett


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amelia Fletcher


Fleetbank House - Office of Fair Trading

Emanuele Giovannetti


Anglia Ruskin University - Institute for International Management Practice, LAIBS; Università degli Studi di Verona - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

David Stallibrass


affiliation not provided to SSRN

2010

Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 33, 2010

Abstract:     
The paper sets out why we consider that the legal framework in the EU amplifies what are in reality relatively small differences in thinking around RPM. Primarily, this is because it asks economists, in the name of legal certainty, to draw a false dichotomy between agreements and practices which are harmful and those which are beneficial. We then provide a summary of the literature on RPM and, based on this thinking, set out a few small steps that might be taken towards a more nuanced approach to assessing RPM, within a 'presumed illegality' framework without sacrificing the beneficial legal certainty that the current approach brings.

Keywords: Competition Policy, RPM, Resale Price Maintenance

JEL Classification: L42, D02, K21

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Date posted: March 12, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Matthew R. and Fletcher, Amelia and Giovannetti, Emanuele and Stallibrass, David, Resale Price Maintenance: Explaining the Controversy, and Small Steps Towards a More Nuanced Policy (2010). Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 33, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2019724

Contact Information

Matthew R. Bennett
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Amelia Fletcher
Fleetbank House - Office of Fair Trading ( email )
2-6 Salisbury Square
London, EC4Y 8JX
United Kingdom
Emanuele Giovannetti (Contact Author)
Anglia Ruskin University - Institute for International Management Practice, LAIBS ( email )
East Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 1PT
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/en/home/faculties/aibs/staff_profiles/all_staff/emanuele_giovannetti.html
Università degli Studi di Verona - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche ( email )
Vicolo Campofiore, 2
Verona, veneto I-37129
Italy
HOME PAGE: http://www.dse.univr.it/?ent=persona&id=3892
David Stallibrass
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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