Effect of price discrimination in discounts form on competition: normal trade practices or exclusionary power tool

Authors: D. Cherednichenko, PhD Student Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine Deputy Chair – State Commissioner Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Annotation: To define a tiny line between price discrimination in form of discounts as a normal trade practice and an exclusionary power tool, this article provides a systematization and classification of pro- and anticompetitive effects of rebates. The analysis is based on a review of economic literature, the competition law, competition cases, and respective court judgments. 

Key words: price discrimination, discounts; competition; anticompetitive effects; efficiency; total welfare; Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

Received: 29/09/2020
1st Revision: 12/10/2020
Accepted: 24/11/2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/1728-2667.2020/213-6/5


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