The OECD holds a roundtable on vertical restraints for online sales

Executive summary, by the Secretariat In light of the written submissions and the oral discussion, the following points emerge: (1) The developments of e-commerce have impacted the way competition works and the type of competition concerns that may arise. The literature on e-commerce has reviewed four issues: (i) search costs, (ii) how e-commerce affects the geographic scope of transactions, (iii) the distribution cost and (iv) how e-commerce affects the existence of information asymmetries between consumers and suppliers. Regarding (i), the Internet has lowered search costs but not to zero because consumers have exogenous search costs and firms adopt tactics to make more difficult for consumers to compare prices. As for (ii), although the Internet has expanded the geographic scope

L'accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés

Déjà abonné ? Identifiez-vous

L’accès à cet article est réservé aux abonnés.

Lire gratuitement un article

Vous pouvez lire cet article gratuitement en vous inscrivant.


Version PDF


  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)


OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on vertical restraints for online sales, 12 septembre 2013, e-Competitions February 2013, Art. N° 85600

Visites 136

Tous les numéros

  • Latest News issue 
  • Tous les News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • Tous les Special issues