Cartels - Case 6

Assisting the client under investigation by Germany's Federal Cartel Office for suspected price fixing for a branded product with empirical analysis

We assisted the client, under investigation by Germany's Federal Cartel Office for suspected price fixing in a branded product market, by providing him with an empirical analysis of price, cost, margin, and revenues data during and after the alleged infringement period. We first performed a structural break analysis of the price and margin time series and related it to specific, allegedly collusive, price increases. We then estimated cartel overcharges applying time-series comparator-based methods.