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Collusion

16 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2010  

Robert H. Porter

Northwestern University - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

J. Douglas Zona

Charles River Associates (CRA)

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Collusion is an agreement between two or more firms designed to limit competition among the group. This chapter considers the conditions that feasible agreements must satisfy in terms of the fundamental trade-off of increased payoffs from continuing participation and payoffs from ceasing participation. It also examines the incentives to enter into collusive agreements in the context in which these agreements are made.

Keywords: Collusion, cartel, agreements

Suggested Citation

Porter, Robert H. and Zona, J. Douglas, Collusion (2008). Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 2, p. 1069, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1533063 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1533063

Robert H. Porter

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