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Advertising and Related Restraints

BY | January 22, 2018

By John Asker & Heski Bar-Isaac The ecommerce sector is observing substantial use of vertical restraints on advertising and other restraints that seem likely to interfere with the ease with…

By John Asker & Heski Bar-Isaac

The ecommerce sector is observing substantial use of vertical restraints on advertising and other restraints that seem likely to interfere with the ease with which consumers can find prices. Authorities and commentators have begun to consider such practices and have treated them as equivalent to resale price maintenance. We present an example where this equivalence holds; however, we argue that the conditions required are unrealistic and the underlying econom

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