Managing Principal Tasneem Chipty Participates in ABA Panel on Price Discrimination
June 25, 2012
In a panel discussion hosted by the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Pricing Conduct Committee at their Annual Spring Meeting, Managing Principal Tasneem Chipty joined other experts in examining the role of price discrimination in assessing the likely impact of a merger. The panelists discussed what it means to price discriminate, the role that price discrimination plays in thinking about market definition, and the evidence needed to establish price discrimination. Dr. Chipty described the concept of “second-degree” price discrimination, as well as offered her perspective on the evidence presented in the Whole Foods/Wild Oats and the Oracle/PeopleSoft mergers.
On a separate panel, Dr. Judith Chevalier, an Analysis Group affiliate and a professor of finance at the Yale University School of Management, gave a presentation on the potential competitive harm resulting from pricing differences between Internet and traditional retailers.
Both panels were held on March 28, 2012 and summarized in ABA’s The Price Point newsletter (Spring 2012).
Read the summary* of the presentations
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