Resale Price Maintenance and Interlocking Relationships


An often expressed idea to motivate the per se illegality of RPM is that it can limit interbrand as well as intrabrand competition. This paper analyzes this argument in a context where manufacturers and retailers enter into interlocking relationships. It is shown that, even as part of purely bilateral vertical contracts, RPM indeed limits the exercise of… (More)


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@inproceedings{Spivacow2008ResalePM, title={Resale Price Maintenance and Interlocking Relationships}, author={Francisco Rodolfo Spivacow and Thibaud Verg{\'e} and Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira and Bruno Jullien}, year={2008} }