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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    State Regulation Of Alcohol Distribution: The Effects Of Post & Hold Laws On Consumption And Social Harms

    The Twenty-first Amendment repealed prohibition, but granted the states broad power to regulate the distribution and sale of alcohol to consumers within their borders. Pursuant to this authority, states have established a complex web of regulations that limit the ability of beer, wine, and liquor producers to control the distribution...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Edgeworth Price Cycles In Gasoline: Evidence From The U.S.

    Studies of gasoline prices in multiple countries have found a repeated sequence of asymmetric cycles where a sharp price increase is followed by gradual decreases. This price pattern is linked to Maskin & Tirole's (1988) theoretical duopoly pricing game that produces a similar pattern, Edgeworth price cycles. The publishers examine...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Asymmetric Pass-Through In U.S. Gasoline Prices

    This paper presents new evidence of asymmetric pass-through, the notion that upward cost shocks are passed through faster than downward cost shocks, in U.S. gasoline prices. Much of the extant literature comes to seemingly contradictory conclusions about the existence of an asymmetry, though the differences may be due to different...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Entry Threats And Pricing In The Generic Drug Industry

    The publishers provide the first analysis of potential competition in the generic drug industry. Their identification strategy exploits a provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act that rewards 180 days of marketing exclusivity to the first generic drug applicant against the holder of a branded drug patent. This provision creates observable drug-level...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Petroleum Mergers And Competition In The Northeast United States

    Sunoco's 2004 acquisition of El Paso's, New Jersey refinery and Valero's 2005 acquisition of Premcor's Delaware refinery significantly consolidated refinery control in the U.S. Northeast. The Federal Trade Commission investigated both transactions but challenged neither. The publishers examine the FTC's enforcement rationale and test whether these mergers were associated with...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Straight Talk About Telemarketing

    It's like clockwork. One sit down to dinner and the phone rings. One answers it. The caller is trying to sell something or tell that you've won a fabulous prize. If one is tempted by the offer, get the facts. If one don't, it may be in for a fraud....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2002

    Online Gambling and Kids: A Bad Bet

    The National Research Council (NRC) suggests that not only do most adolescents gamble, but also that they have gambled recently. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it is easy for kids to access online gambling sites, especially if they have access to credit or debit cards. This short note...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2002

    Online Gambling and Kids: A Bad Bet

    The National Research Council (NRC) suggests that not only do most adolescents gamble, but also that they have gambled recently. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), it is easy for kids to access online gambling sites, especially if they have access to credit or debit cards. This short note...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Petroleum Mergers And Competition In The Northeast United States

    Sunoco's 2004 acquisition of El Paso's, New Jersey refinery and Valero's 2005 acquisition of Premcor's Delaware refinery significantly consolidated refinery control in the U.S. Northeast. The Federal Trade Commission investigated both transactions but challenged neither. The publishers examine the FTC's enforcement rationale and test whether these mergers were associated with...

    Provided By Federal Trade Commission

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Entry Threats And Pricing In The Generic Drug Industry

    The publishers provide the first analysis of potential competition in the generic drug industry. Their identification strategy exploits a provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act that rewards 180 days of marketing exclusivity to the first generic drug applicant against the holder of a branded drug patent. This provision creates observable drug-level...

    Provided By Federal Trade Commission

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Asymmetric Pass-Through In U.S. Gasoline Prices

    This paper presents new evidence of asymmetric pass-through, the notion that upward cost shocks are passed through faster than downward cost shocks, in U.S. gasoline prices. Much of the extant literature comes to seemingly contradictory conclusions about the existence of an asymmetry, though the differences may be due to different...

    Provided By Federal Trade Commission

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Edgeworth Price Cycles In Gasoline: Evidence From The U.S.

    Studies of gasoline prices in multiple countries have found a repeated sequence of asymmetric cycles where a sharp price increase is followed by gradual decreases. This price pattern is linked to Maskin & Tirole's (1988) theoretical duopoly pricing game that produces a similar pattern, Edgeworth price cycles. The publishers examine...

    Provided By Federal Trade Commission

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    State Regulation Of Alcohol Distribution: The Effects Of Post & Hold Laws On Consumption And Social Harms

    The Twenty-first Amendment repealed prohibition, but granted the states broad power to regulate the distribution and sale of alcohol to consumers within their borders. Pursuant to this authority, states have established a complex web of regulations that limit the ability of beer, wine, and liquor producers to control the distribution...

    Provided By Federal Trade Commission

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Straight Talk About Telemarketing

    It's like clockwork. One sit down to dinner and the phone rings. One answers it. The caller is trying to sell something or tell that you've won a fabulous prize. If one is tempted by the offer, get the facts. If one don't, it may be in for a fraud....

    Provided By Federal Trade Commission