Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies: the Vertical Expression of a Horizontal Desire?

Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies: the Vertical Expression of a Horizontal Desire? An increasing number of horizontal agreements involve both competitors and their common suppliers (or retailers).As vertical agreements, indirect horizontal agreements can help reduce coordination failures, but they also have the capacity to dampen competition.The negative welfare effect of these agreements generally dominates when undertakings try and raise prices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of European Competition Law & Practice Oxford University Press

Hub-and-Spoke Conspiracies: the Vertical Expression of a Horizontal Desire?

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Oxford University Press
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ISSN
2041-7764
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2041-7772
DOI
10.1093/jeclap/lpu096
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Abstract

An increasing number of horizontal agreements involve both competitors and their common suppliers (or retailers).As vertical agreements, indirect horizontal agreements can help reduce coordination failures, but they also have the capacity to dampen competition.The negative welfare effect of these agreements generally dominates when undertakings try and raise prices.

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Journal of European Competition Law & PracticeOxford University Press

Published: Dec 30, 2014

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