Economics of distribution and franchising and their legal implications
In this chapter, the authors survey the economic principles underlying distribution arrangements between upstream firms (manufacturers) and downstream firms...
Spencer Graf specializes in the analysis of antitrust issues arising in litigation, merger review, and other regulatory settings.
Dr. Graf has extensive experience in the analysis of competition in a wide range of industries including prescription pharmaceuticals, travel services distribution, natural gas transport, wholesale electric generation, computer software, industrial chemicals, and payment systems. His research in these industries has included analysis of collusion, attempted monopolization, foreclosure, two-sided markets and network effects, and bidding competition. He has developed and led economic analysis of numerous mergers, and authored and supported presentations and submissions to the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and Department of Transportation.
Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Graf taught at the University of Virginia, where he was a doctoral candidate with research focused on research and development competition, and the development and maintenance of market power. While at the University of Virginia, Dr. Graf provided consultation and economic analysis for an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation project on electronic publication of literature.