Economists Weigh In On Vertical Price-Fixing Debate

Law360, New York (February 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Stepping into the fray, two leading economists are pushing the Supreme Court to adopt a modified approach to governing vertical minimum price-fixing in advance of an upcoming case on the subject.

Professors William S. Comanor and Frederic M. Scherer, of the University of California and Harvard University respectively, filed an amici curiae brief on Monday, refusing to support either party since vertical price-fixing can produce both pro-and anti-competitive results.

“There is no necessary conflict here,” the economists’ brief states. “It is entirely possible for resale price...
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