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Estimating Overcharges in Antitrust Cases Using a Reduced-Form Approach: Methods and Issues


James F. Nieberding


North Coast Economics, LLC


Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 361-380, November 2006

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This paper presents several methods and discusses salient issues pertaining to the use of reduced-form models to estimate overcharges in antitrust matters (e.g., price-fixing) where but-for prices may be less than actual prices during the anticompetitive period. In particular, two common types of reduced-form estimations are discussed: the dummy variable approach and the forecasting approach. Under either methodology, an error correction model is then specified as one way to address technical problems often found in applied time-series analysis - nonstationary data and the existence of short-term and longterm dynamics.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: antitrust, price fixing, estimated overcharges, econometrics

JEL Classification: C22, K21, L4

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Date posted: December 7, 2006  

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Nieberding, James F., Estimating Overcharges in Antitrust Cases Using a Reduced-Form Approach: Methods and Issues. Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 361-380, November 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=949332

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James F. Nieberding (Contact Author)
North Coast Economics, LLC ( email )
Cleveland, OH 44107
United States
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