Vice President Dov Rothman's Article on Two-Part Tariff Pricing Wins Most Reader Votes in Business – Economics Category of 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards

May 4, 2016

An article by Vice President Dov Rothman won the most reader votes in the 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards Business Articles – Economics category. His article was also the first runner-up in the Business Articles category. The program – organized by Concurrences Journal and the George Washington University Competition Law Center – recognizes the best antitrust writing published in academic and professional publications in 2015.

Dr. Rothman's article, “A Note on the Economics of Pass-Through with Two-Part Tariff Pricing,” was published in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics (June 2015). It examines the pricing behavior of firms as it relates to whether or not to pass through a change in the cost of one product when that product is sold together with a second product. In such circumstances, firms may rely on what is known as a two-part tariff. Dr. Rothman explains that a cost increase may or may not be passed through to final consumers. Depending on the characteristics of final consumers' demand, a cost increase could result in no increase in the price of either product, an increase in the price of both products, or an increase in the price of one product and a decrease in the price of the other product.

The aim of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote competition scholarship and to contribute to competition advocacy. The Antitrust Writing Awards Jury contributes to this achievement by selecting the best writings published during the previous year.

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