Vice President Dov Rothman's Research on Two-Part Tariff Pricing Shortlisted for 2015 Antitrust Writing Award, Based on Reader Votes
March 11, 2016
An article by Vice President Dov Rothman has won the readers' vote in the economics business article category of the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. 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 Antitrust Writing Awards' steering committee will announce the ten winning articles at a gala awards ceremony in April 2016.