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

14 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2013

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Emanuele Giovannetti

Anglia Ruskin University - Institute for International Management Practice, LAIBS

Laura Magazzini

University of Verona

Date Written: November 2013

Abstract

Empirical evidence on resale price maintenance (RPM) is scarce. This article provides 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. We describe the characteristics of the commodity being traded and of the relevant upstream and downstream firms and their sectors. 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 the 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 (November 2013). The Economic Journal, Vol. 123, Issue 572, pp. F582-F595, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2360353 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12063

Emanuele Giovannetti (Contact Author)

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

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Laura Magazzini

University of Verona ( email )

Via dell'Artigliere, 8
Verona, 37129
Italy

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