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Price regulation: an alternative to competition law enforcement in the time of COVID-19?

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One way to deal with apparent Coronavirus-related profiteering, apart from competition law enforcement, is to use regulation to cap the wholesale and retail prices of some products in high demand. However, the use of price controls and price caps has been criticised for running against the spirit of competition policy. This policy brief explains why price regulation is a highly disputed in contemporary regulatory practice and argues that, in the presence of persistent excessive prices, pragmatism justifies price regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages25-28
Number of pages4
Issue number39
JournalCentre for Competition Policy Research Bulletin
PublisherUniversity of East Anglia
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2020

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