Resale Price Maintenance: An Empirical Analysis of UK Firms’ Compliance

The Economic Journal, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12063

Posted: 26 Aug 2013

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Emanuele Giovannetti

Anglia Ruskin University - Institute for International Management Practice, LAIBS

Laura Magazzini

University of Verona

Date Written: June 24, 2013

Abstract

Empirical evidence on Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) is scarce. This paper contributes to the RPM debate by providing novel empirical evidence based on a unique database of RPM complaints, lodged in the UK to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) between 2007 and 2009. The aim of the paper is twofold. We first provide a description of the upstream and downstream firms involved in the complaints as well as of the characteristics of the commodity being traded and of the relevant industry. We then present an econometric analysis to assess how the probability of compliance to the OFT request to withdraw the RPM can be affected by specific features of the relevant economic context in which this restraint has taken place.

Suggested Citation

Giovannetti, Emanuele and Magazzini, Laura, Resale Price Maintenance: An Empirical Analysis of UK Firms’ Compliance (June 24, 2013). The Economic Journal, 2013, DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12063 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2315518

Emanuele Giovannetti (Contact Author)

Anglia Ruskin University - Institute for International Management Practice, LAIBS ( email )

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Laura Magazzini

University of Verona ( email )

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Verona, 37129
Italy

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