Conditional Pricing Practices: Economic Analysis and Legal Policy Implications

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Conference Description

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of presentations and roundtable discussions, that focused on practices in which prices are explicitly or effectively contingent on commitments to purchase or sell a specified share or volume of a single product or a mix of multiple products. Workshop participants considered theoretical and empirical developments in the economic understanding of these practices, discussed developments in the relevant case law, and assessed the implications for the proper treatment of these practices under the antitrust laws.

Webcast and Transcript

The workshop webcast videos are available for viewing (under Video, below). Viewers may want to review the panelist slide presentations (under Event Speakers, below) as they watch the videos. A transcript of the event will be available soon.

Public Comment Period

The FTC and DOJ will be accepting public comments through September 22, 2014. See below for more information.

Questions?

If you have a question about the workshop, please email CPPworkshop@ftc.gov

Event Details

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