Applying economics to the analysis of mergers and vertical restraints

October 2017

Luke Wainscoat gave a lecture on how economics can be applied to assess the effect that mergers and vertical restraints have on competition at the school of economics in the University of Sydney. His lecture sets out some of the economic analysis and techniques that can be used to examine whether a merger will substantially lessen competition.

Luke explained what vertical restraints are, and some of the main anti and pro-competitive effects that they may have on competition, before setting out a mechanism by which the vertical restraints that are likely to substantially lessen competition can be identified. Luke’s presentation is available here.

Posted on October 27, 2017 and filed under Presentations.