Marius Schwartz

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It is well known that vertical integration can change an upstream produc-er's incentive to supply the integrated …rm's downstream rivals. However, it has not been noticed that vertical integration also changes these rivals' incentives to choose suppliers. This paper develops an equilibrium theory of vertical merger that incorporates strategic behaviors in(More)
20742 <dvincent@wam.umd.edu>. For helpful comments and suggestions, we would like to thank various seminar participants, anonymous referee. We alone are responsible for the views expressed in this paper. Abstract: The No Surcharge Rule (NSR) precludes merchants from charging higher prices to consumers who pay by card instead of other means ('cash'). We(More)
These guidelines provide scientific information for policy development by state health departments considering appropriate use of newborn screening specimens after screening tests are finished. Information was collected, debated, and formulated into a policy statement by the Newborn Screening Committee of the Council of Regional Networks for Genetic(More)
Served as the senior economist responsible for antitrust, regulated industries, and other industrial organization matters. Work included: Telecommunications Act of 1996, competition in international satellite services, competition in the electric utility industry, reforming the patent and trademark office, intellectual property rights, international trade(More)
Quantity " forcing " refers to pricing schemes that reward a buyer for purchasing some threshold quantity from a firm. When there are significant scale economies and buyers are unable to coordinate, economic theory shows that a firm can profitably use quantity forcing to exclude rivals, reducing overall welfare and harming some buyers. Inducements to reach(More)