South African competition policy on excessive pricing and its relation to price gouging during the COVID‐19 disaster period

@article{Boshoff2020SouthAC,
  title={South African competition policy on excessive pricing and its relation to price gouging during the COVID‐19 disaster period},
  author={W. Boshoff},
  journal={The South African Journal of Economics. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Ekonomie},
  year={2020}
}
  • W. Boshoff
  • Published 2020
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The South African Journal of Economics. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Ekonomie
Abstract The declaration of a state of national disaster in South Africa, due to the COVID‐19 pandemic, was followed by excessive‐pricing regulations pertaining to certain consumer and medical products and services. The regulations and their application suggest an intertemporal benchmark to judge excessive pricing, deviating from previous practice. Intertemporal comparisons assume a structural shift during COVID‐19 that changes competitive conditions, related to changes in consumer behaviour… Expand

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