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Title:Wholesale price discrimination and parallel imports PDF Logo
Authors:Ganslandt, Mattias
Maskus, Keith E.
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper 1951
Abstract:We develop a model of vertical pricing in which an original manufacturer sets wholesale prices in two markets integrated at the distributor level by parallel imports (PI). In this context we show that if competition policy requires uniform wholesale prices across locations it would push retail prices toward convergence as transportation costs fall. However, these retail prices could be higher than those induced without restrictions on prices charged to distributors. Thus, the competition policy may not be optimal for consumer welfare.
JEL:F15
L14
K21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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