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A Note on the Economics of Pass-Through with Two-Part Tariff Pricing

Dov Rothman, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 11: 401 - 408, June 2015

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When a firm sells a product together with another product, it may rely on a two-part tariff. I explain that when a firm uses a two-part tariff, a cost increase may or may not be passed through to final consumers. Depending on the characteristics of final consumers’ demand, a cost increase could result in no increase in the price of either product, an increase in the price of both products, or an increase in the price of one product and a decrease in the price of the other product.

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