Choe, Chongwoo and Matsushima, Noriaki (2011): The Arm's Length Principle and Tacit Collusion.
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The arm's length principle states that the transfer price between two associated enterprises should be the price that would be paid for similar goods in similar circumstances by unrelated parties dealing at arm's length with each other. This paper examines the effect of the arm's length principle on dynamic competition in imperfectly competitive markets. It is shown that the arm's length principle renders tacit collusion more stable. This is true whether firms have exclusive dealings with unrelated parties or compete for the demand from unrelated parties.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Arm's Length Principle and Tacit Collusion|
|Keywords:||Transfer price, arm's length principle, tacit collusion, stability of collusion|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M4 - Accounting and Auditing > M41 - Accounting
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L13 - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
L - Industrial Organization > L4 - Antitrust Issues and Policies > L41 - Monopolization ; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design > D43 - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
|Depositing User:||Chongwoo Choe|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2012 02:32|
|Last Modified:||22 Jan 2016 06:30|
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