Should Predatory Pricing Rules Immunize Exclusionary Discounts?

16 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2008 Last revised: 17 Sep 2008

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Robert H. Lande

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Abstract

The purpose of this commentary is to analyze some of the empirical issues that help lay the foundation for the policy conclusions in the excellent and provocative article by Professor Herbert Hovenkamp, Discounts and Exclusion.This Article argues that, because there is no support for these empirical assertions, policymakers should reject the policy suggestions that follow. Finally,some policy alternatives are proposed for consideration by the antitrust community.

Keywords: consumer protection, price discrimination, predatory pricing, antitrust, discount, discounting, predation, monopolization, rebate

JEL Classification: K21, K23, D18, G18

Suggested Citation

Lande, Robert H., Should Predatory Pricing Rules Immunize Exclusionary Discounts?. Utah Law Review, Vol. 2006, p. 879, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121473

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