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The competitive effects of parity clauses on online commerce

Abstract:

Parity clauses, also known as most-favoured-nation clauses, are designed to address the hold-up problem in vertical relations and facilitate investments and efficiencies by the downstream platform. However, when designed too broadly, they have the potential of undermining the dynamics of competition and reducing consumer welfare. This paper explores the welfare effects of parity clauses and reflects on the level of intervention they may call for. It reviews the possible theories of harm assoc...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/17441056.2016.1148870

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis (Routledge) Publisher's website
Journal:
European Competition Journal Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
488-519
Publication date:
2016-03-11
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EISSN:
1757-8396
ISSN:
1744-1056
URN:
uuid:5e35e8fa-36ec-4a73-9e2c-12b2c6ad0a27
Source identifiers:
605754
Local pid:
pubs:605754

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