FOUR ESSAYS ON OPTIMAL ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT

Wandschneider, Frederick (2014) FOUR ESSAYS ON OPTIMAL ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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    Abstract

    This thesis consists of four essays related to optimal antitrust enforcement. The
    �rst essay provides a case study of EC ringleader cartels and discusses by means
    of a theoretical model the e¤ect of excluding ringleaders from leniency programmes
    on collusive prices. The second essay adds an experimental investigation of the
    former, and examines in particular the e¤ects on cartel formation, prices and stability.
    The third essay experimentally explores the substitutability of antitrust detection
    rates and �nes, and test whether di¤erent �ne and detection rate combinations with
    constant expected �nes achieve an equal level of deterrence. Lastly, the �nal essay
    discusses the role of antitrust enforcement on collusion when �rms can engage in
    avoidance activities.

    Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Mia Reeves
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 14:47
    Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:47
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49483
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