In this chapter, the author focuses on contracts that reference rivals (CRRs), such as most-favored-nation provisions (MFNs), and provides a brief survey of past and current CRR cases, as well as the findings in economic literature. CRRs have been and will likely remain to be the subject of antitrust scrutiny in government and private litigation as seen in the recent Apple e-books case.
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Assessing umbrella pricing incentives
When collusive agreements involve a subset of firms in an industry, they may create the incentive and ability for firms that are not participants in the cartel...