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Cost Signaling Combined with Reputation Effect: On the one hand, history and economic theory teach that predatory pricing can be an instrument of abuse, but on the other side, price reductions are the hallmark of competition, and the tangible benefit that consumers perhaps most desire from the economic system.
The dilemma is intensified by recent legal and economic developments. At the same time modern economic analysis has developed coherent theories of predation, contravening earlier economic writing claiming that predatory pricing conduct is irrational.
More than that, it is now the consensus view in modern economics that predatory pricing can be a successful and fully rational business strategy; and we know of no major economic article in the last 30 years that has claimed otherwise.
In addition, several sophisticated empirical case studies have confirmed the use of predatory pricing strategies. But the courts have failed to incorporate the modern writing into judicial decisions, relying instead on earlier theory no longer generally accepted.
Growing market concentration, fueled by the current merger wave, has further increased the tension between judicial policy and modern economic theory.
Notwithstanding the low level of judicial support—or perhaps because of the legal vacuum this has created—government enforcement concern with predatory pricing is at the highest level in many years. The Department of Transportation has recently issued proposed predatory pricing guidelines, antitrust enforcement agencies have ongoing investigations, and private antitrust actions have not slackened despite their apparently dim prospects.
Moreover, the growing importance of intellectual property, challenges predatory pricing rules designed for tangible goods markets, as illustrated by the Microsoft case where the alleged predatory pricing involves intellectual property.
It is the thesis of this paper that the dilemma and tensions confronting predatory pricing enforcement can be resolved and a coherent approach developed by basing legal policy, at least in part, on modern strategic theory.
We begin in Part I by describing the uncertain foundations of present policy based on the judicial belief that predatory pricing is extremely rare or even economically irrational conduct and the tension this creates with modern economic analysis.
Part III outlines our proposed strategic approach, setting forth elements to guide analysis in predatory pricing cases, including rules for prima facie liability and an expanded efficiencies defense.
Parts IV through VI develop criteria for identifying predatory strategies, which we then apply to financial market predation in Part IV, to reputation effect predation in Part V, and to cost and demand signaling in Part VI.
In Part VII we evaluate possible objections and counterstrategies. The courts adhere to a static, non-strategic view of predatory pricing, believing it to be an economic consensus.
But this is a consensus most economists no longer accept. The tension is reflected, however, not so much in the legal rule, which at least in theory would allow arguments based on modern strategic analysis. Rather the tension appears in an extreme judicial skepticism against predatory pricing cases that has led to the dismissal of almost all cases since the Brooke decision by summary motion.
In order to understand this judicial skepticism and the tension it creates with modern economics, we must examine its source, evaluate its merit and appreciate the challenge posed by modern analysis. In most general terms predatory pricing is defined in economic terms as a price reduction that is profitable only because of the added market power the predator gains from eliminating, disciplining or otherwise inhibiting the competitive conduct of a rival or potential rival.
Stated more precisely, a predatory price is a price that is profit maximizing only because of its exclusionary or other anticompetitive effects. But such a definition does not state an operational legal rule.
A key premise in developing an enforcement policy for predatory pricing is the expected frequency and severity of its occurrence. That determination necessarily rests on the twin guides of empirical evidence and economic theory.
The Rockefeller-dominated Standard Oil Company was thought to have cut prices below cost to drive out its smaller rivals intending later to raise prices and exploit consumers.
McGee found little indication in the trial record that this had occurred. More than that, McGee found that a predatory strategy by a large firm such as Standard Oil against a much smaller rival would have been economically irrational in view of the much larger market share over which the predator must cut price.
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