NERA Economic Consulting Expert Wins 2014 Antitrust Writing Award

07 April 2014

New York -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that Dr. Frank Maier-Rigaud, Head of NERA's Competition Economics Group in Europe, was recognized with a 2014 Antitrust Writing Award by the Institute of Competition Law and George Washington University Competition Law Center. His article, "RPM Under EU Competition Law: Some Considerations From a Business and Economic Perspective," was named Best Business Economics Article.

Co-Authored with Andrés Font-Galarza and Pablo Figueroa of Gibson Dunn, the article examines the current EU legal debate on how to characterize resale or retail price maintenance (RPM) from a competition law and economics point of view. The authors conclude that, based on nuances identified in the EU Commission's most recent guidelines regarding RPM, as well as a host of promising new empirical economic research, an argument can be made that a one-size-fits-all approach to RPM is not sustainable and may entail inefficiencies and negative welfare effects.

The goal of the Antitrust Writing Awards is to promote antitrust scholarship and competition advocacy by recognizing and awarding the best articles published in the antitrust law and the law and economics fields over the past 12 months. Approximately 50 articles were initially selected by an Editorial Committee. These entries were then evaluated by readers and by a jury chosen from world-renowned antitrust enforcers, counsels and academics to select winners in various categories.

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